MCCF Seeks 2023 Volunteer of the Year Nominations


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 ((501(c)(3)) to nominate them for a very special award. One adult will be selected as the MCCF 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award and one youth will be selected as the MCCF 2023 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year award winner.

All nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at MCCF’s annual meeting on Thursday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m. 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.

To nominate someone, please fill out the nomination form here by Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 5 p.m.

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 Coordinator at 362-1267 or

The 2022 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year was Katie Rice, nominated by the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County. The 2021 MCCF Volunteer of the Year was Cynda Mellish, nominated by Rainbows & Rhymes Preschool. 

MCCF Past President Torey Rauch (center) presented the Volunteer of the Year Awards at the annual meeting. Recipients were Katie Rice (left) the 2022 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year and Cynda Mellish (right) MCCF Volunteer of the Year, nominated by Rainbows & Rhymes Preschool.