MCCF seeks nominees for 2024 Volunteer of the Year awards


Volunteers play a vital role in the success of most not-for-profit agencies and have a significant impact on the quality of life in our community. Is there an individual in your nonprofit organization who, without compensation has made a significant, long time contribution of his/her time and talent to make your organization better and our community a better place to live?

If so, the Montgomery County Community Foundation would like to offer the opportunity to local nonprofits to nominate them for a special award. One adult will be selected as the MCCF 2024 Volunteer of the Year Award and one youth will be selected as the MCCF 2024 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year award winner.

All nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at MCCF’s annual meeting at 4:30 p.m. May 23. The organizations that nominate the winners will receive $1,000 in honor of the winner. The winners will each receive a personal plaque and their names will be added to a perpetual plaque displayed at the Foundation.

The nomination form is available online at Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 10.

To ensure that the award is shared throughout the community, winners will not be selected from a particular agency in consecutive years and both winners (youth and adult) will not be named from the same agency in the same year. Each agency may nominate just one individual, even if volunteers work in different capacities for each award. Family members and spouses of current board members and staff of MCCF are not eligible for nomination.

While volunteers will say that their reward is the satisfaction of helping others, we think they deserve a bit of recognition too. Any questions about the award or the nomination process can be directed to Cheryl Keim, MCCF Grants & Community Relations Director, at 765-362-1267 or

The 2023 MCCF Volunteer of the Year was Nancy Sennett, nominated by Montgomery County Free Clinic. The 2023 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year was Melanie Dowd, nominated by The Kid’s Closet.