Nominate her for the 2023 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award or the Roseann Smith Alperin Award Award
The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award and the Roseann Smith Alperin Award are two separate awards that are presented annually through charitable funds established at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Both awards are provided from charitable funds that were established both to memorialize a loved one and to honor qualities of excellence that exist in members of our community.
Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award has been presented since 1992 when a fund was established by the family of Margaretta Belin Chamberlin both to honor her memory and to recognize accomplishments of women in our community while encouraging their personal and/or professional development.
This award is presented annually to a woman whose vision, dedication and courage has enhanced the quality of life and expanded the opportunities for the people within her community; and whose creative interests, energies and service to others have contributed substantially to the betterment of her community.
The recipient of this award will receive a monetary award of $1,000 for the purpose of enhancing her role as a community leader interested in improving the quality of life in Lackawanna County.
Nominations for the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award may be made by any charitable organization or submitted by individuals.
Prior recipients of the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award include:
Eleanore Ginader, Rosemary Broderick, Sharon McCrone, Catherine Richmond-Cullen, Mary Elaine Southard, Judith O. Graziano, Carol Weiss Rubel, Charlotte McIlwee Ravaioli, Diana Statsman, Susan S. Belin, Rachel R. Yaklic (10th anniversary youth recipient), Margaret “Peg” Ruddy, Sally E. Bohlin, Andrea J. Mulrine, Natalie Gelb, Mary Ann LaPorta, Sr. Margaret Gannon, IHM, Mary Belin Rhodes, Sondra Myers, Nancy Dressel, Jeanne Bovard, Suzanne Fisher Staples, Jane Oppenheim, Sister Ann Walsh, Nada Gilmartin, Michelle Dempsey, Laurie Cadden, Maureen Maher-Gray, Mary-Pat Ward, Maria Montoro Edwards, and Teri Ooms.
The Roseann Smith Alperin Award was established by the Junior League of Scranton to recognize an outstanding female volunteer who exhibits the heart and spirit of Roseann Smith Alperin by demonstrating the capacity to lead, motivate, and inspire others and the community she serves. The Roseann Smith Alperin Award honors an area woman who has the capacity to encourage others to make more of themselves and the community they serve.
Through this award, the award recipient has the opportunity to donate $500 to a nonprofit organization of their choice. The nonprofit organization that nominates the winning recipient also receives a $500 prize!
Prior recipients of the Roseann Smith Alperin Award include:
Jane Oppenheim, Leah Rudolph, Gail Rees, Margaret Kovacic, Ellie Axford, Mary Ann LaPorta, Lynnie Siegal, Elaine Shepard, Laurie Cadden, Regina Boehm, Kathleen Kintzer, Tracy Bannon, Michele Margotta Neary, Michele Bannon, Tara Atkins, Susan Blum Connors, Anne Falzett, Katie Gilmartin, Amy Betts, Linda Robeson, Tami Prall-Nasser, and Jennifer Novak.
We encourage you to nominate someone you believe has made an impact in our community.
All nominations must be submitted online through the Scranton Area Community Foundation Scholarship Portal.
Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
How to Submit Nominations:
Nominations are accepted online through the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s online grant portal.
Once you log in to the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s online grant portal, you will be able to submit your nomination.
Please review the instructions on the online grant portal homepage PRIOR to creating a new account. For additional questions about creating a login, please email Grants@safdn.org.
The recipients of the Roseann Smith Alperin Award and the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award will be presented at the Women in Philanthropy Annual Celebration on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Hilton Scranton from 6:00-8:00 PM. More information about this event to follow.