Wertheimer Nominations Open May 1, 2022

FREDERICK, MD – April 14, 2022: The Community Foundation of Frederick County will accept nominations for the 2022 Wertheimer Fellow for Excellence in Volunteerism and Youth in Action Awards from May 1 through May 31, 2022.

The online applications can be found at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/WertheimerAwards beginning on May 1, 2022. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2022. Individuals only need to be nominated once for consideration, and no paper applications will be accepted.

The Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism Award is now in its 20th year and honors the legacy of the late Janis Miller Wertheimer, a well-known Frederick businesswoman and prolific volunteer. The awards program is made possible through The Janis Miller Wertheimer Endowment Fund. Eligible nominations must be for individuals 18 or older and cannot include couples, groups, clubs, or organizations.

The Wertheimer Youth in Action Award, now in its 11th year, recognizes youth under the age of 18 who are positively impacting the community by volunteering their talents and energies in extraordinary ways.

The honorees will be recognized at the Community Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community in November 2022. Wertheimer Fellows are awarded $25,000 to establish or add to a permanent fund with the Community Foundation for the nonprofit or charitable endeavor of their choice. The Wertheimer Youth in Action honoree will receive a $2,000 grant to support a Frederick County nonprofit organization of their choice.