MCCF Seeks 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 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award and one youth will be selected as the MCCF 2022 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year award winner.

Caleb Chastain (center) was named the 2021 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year.

All nominees will be recognized and the winner announced at MCCF’s annual meeting on Thursday, May 19 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 Monday, April 11 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 2021 Peggy Herzog Youth Volunteer of the Year was Caleb Chastain, nominated by Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau. The 2021 MCCF Volunteer of the Year was Dr. John Roberts, nominated by the Montgomery County Free Clinic.