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Montgomery Serves Awards

Nominations Now Open!

Nomination Deadline: Friday, Feb. 28, 5 pm

Nominations are now open for the Montgomery Serves Awards, our county’s highest honor for volunteerism. These annual awards recognize individuals, businesses, and groups that have demonstrated remarkable commitment to direct volunteer service in our community.

In 2020, the Montgomery County Volunteer Center will present the following awards. 

Award Nomination Form
Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award
for lifetime service by residents age 60 and up
Nominate for the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Awarda lifetime volunteer
Volunteer of the Year Award
for an individual, in recognition of volunteer service performed in 2019
Nominate an individual    for the Volunteer of the Year Award
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
for a volunteer age 18 or younger who served in 2019
Nominate a youth for the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Volunteer Group of the Year Award
for a group or team of two or more people who volunteered together on the same project(s) in 2019
Nominate a group for the Volunteer Group of the Year AwardNo
Business Volunteer of the Year Award
for community service by a business in 2019
Nominate for the Business Volunteer of the Year Awarda business

Honorees will be recognized at a gala ceremony attended by local, county, and state dignitaries set for Monday, April 27, at Imagination Stage in Bethesda.

Questions? Email serviceawards@montgomerycountymd.gov or call the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 240-777-2600.

Selection Guidelines 

  • A Montgomery Serves Awards selection panel will review and select winners that have demonstrated commitment and dedication to direct volunteer service in each award category. 
  • Nominations will be evaluated based on volunteer service performed in 2019 (or throughout the nominee’s lifetime for the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award) as detailed in the nomination narrative. The narrative is limited to 1,000 words. See the nomination form for narrative guidelines.
  • Nominees must either live, work, or serve in Montgomery County.
  • Nominees’ volunteer service must have been performed outside the context of their paid employment (i.e., it cannot be part of their job).
  • Nominees should not be nominated for their financial contributions.
  • Past winners are ineligible to win in the same category. Current members of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging are ineligible for the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award.
  • Nominators will be notified of their nominees’ status once all honorees have been selected.
  • Nominations must use the appropriate nomination forms and submitted no later than Friday, Feb. 28, at 5 pm.
See past honorees by clicking on the annual award links on the left toolbar!

Thank you to Fund for Montgomery for sponsoring this event!

 

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