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Roseann Smith Alperin Award

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, and Linda Robeson, Tami Prall-Nasser, and Jennifer Novak.

The Roseann Smith Alperin Award is presented at the Women in Philanthropy Annual Meeting.

Women in Philanthropy and the Scranton Area Community Foundation invite you to nominate an individual for the 2023 Roseann Smith Alperin Award.


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 Roseann Smith Alperin Award selection committee is looking for nominees who are active volunteers and who foster excellence in volunteer service.


Nominations will be accepted online.
Deadline: August 1, 2023.

Scranton Area Community Foundation
615 Jefferson Ave., Suite 102
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone (570) 347-6203
Fax (570) 347-7587