Hometown Hero

IHH LogoEstablished in 2011, Idaho’s Hometown Hero Medal pays tribute to individuals who embody unique characteristics and achievements that are uniquely Idaho. The community-nominated honorees are remarkable Idahoans who exemplify outstanding qualities in their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve and promote the richness of Idaho. These men and women are awarded for their selfless and unending efforts to create a better world for everyone and ultimately for the future due to the present-day achievements. Idaho is an incredible place, but it is the people of Idaho that make it a great state.

After becoming the first Idahoans to receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Drs. Fahim and Naeem Rahim were inspired and founded Idaho's Hometown Hero Medal under the JRM Foundation for Humanity.

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Mission and Values

Idaho’s Hometown Hero Medal celebrates Individuals that embody the spirit of philanthropy. These individuals show a remarkable commitment in both their personal and professional lives to improving communities across the State of Idaho, while continuing to preserve and promote the richness of our great state and create a better world for all of us in the future by the work they do today.

We value, honor, and recognize individuals that:

  • Exemplify a life dedicated to the Idaho way of hard work, self-improvement, and community service.
  • Embody the spirit of philanthropy while showing remarkable commitment in both their personal and professional lives to improving communities across the State of Idaho.
  • Preserve, celebrate, and promote the richness of history, tradition, and values of our great state while working to create a better world for all of us in the future by the work they do today.
  • Share gifts with the community to boost recognition of the great State of Idaho.

Our Hometown Heroes

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists — 2019

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2018

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2017

 

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2016

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2015

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2014

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2013

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2012

Idaho Hometown Hero Medalists – 2011

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