Purpose: To honor an individual who has made a positive impact in our community through giving, and whose philanthropic leadership sets an inspiring example for us all.
Complete the official nomination form and a letter explaining why your nominee should be selected as the Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year.
Please note that the cover form must be completed in its entirety in order for the nomination to be eligible. The Awards Committee will not accept nominations which rely solely on resumes, newspaper articles, annual reports or the like in substitution for concise responses to the criteria outlined below. Pending review by the Philanthropist of the Year Selection Committee, The Community Foundation staff may contact you for additional information.
For inspiration, look no further than our past honorees.
All nominees must…
Be a resident of Montgomery County
Have a demonstrated track record of charitable giving to one or more nonprofit organizations based in and working in Montgomery County
Have made a positive impact in the lives of county residents through their giving
Encourage/motivate others to become philanthropic
Note: The level of charitable dollars given is secondary to its impact and potential to inspire others to follow suit. Creative approaches to philanthropy are welcome! Nominees may be of any age.
In exceptional circumstances, the Award Committee may consider a former resident, a family unit, or a philanthropist who is deceased.
Deadline: March 8, 2019
The nomination form and letter must be postmarked or emailed by close of business on Friday, March 8, 2019 to:
The Community Foundation in Montgomery County
Attn: Kevin Donnelly
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 202
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Community Foundation in Montgomery County will contact the selected awardee and her/his nominator by the end of May. All other nominations will remain confidential.
Questions: Contact Kevin Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-495-3036 x162.