For Immediate Release: Monday, April 3, 2017
Montgomery County will honor nine individuals and groups for their exemplary community service efforts at the sixth annual Montgomery Serves Awards event, set for Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited.
“Montgomery County is blessed with talented and dedicated residents who donate uncounted hours to making the County a better place to live and work. We would be a much less vibrant County without their many contributions, and I congratulate this year’s winners on their outstanding achievements,” said County Executive Ike Leggett, who will present the awards. “These exemplary citizens are outstanding examples of what makes Montgomery County such an extraordinary place.”
This year’s Montgomery Serves Awards winners will be recognized in the following categories:
The Roscoe R. Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Awards, honoring community leaders, change agents, and role models who have made extraordinary contributions to Montgomery County over the course of their lives, will be presented to:
Mark Bergel, founder of a Wider Circle, which provides basic necessities, workforce readiness training, and long-term wrap-around support for local residents in need
Sol Graham, a business leader who mentors youth and has established scholarships at Montgomery College to assist students studying business, science, and technology
Vivien Hsueh, who founded the Chinese American Senior Services Association to combat isolation among immigrant Chinese seniors
The Neal Potter Path of Achievement Awards, honoring lifetime volunteer service by those age 60 and up, will go to:
Miriam Kelty, who has dedicated decades of service toward the advancement of healthy aging, ethics in science, and the advancement of sciences
Marilyn Simonds, a long-term volunteer leader with several organizations, particularly Olney Help, which is dedicated to distributing food to needy families
The Volunteer of the Year Awards, recognize outstanding volunteer service performed during the previous calendar year in four categories:
Learn more about the honorees and their service at MontgomeryServes.org.
The Fund for Montgomery sponsors the Montgomery Serves Award ceremony and reception, which brings together elected officials, business leaders, community members, and volunteers to celebrate Montgomery County’s volunteer spirit. Lesli Foster of WUSA*9 will serve as emcee for this year’s event. Reserve tickets to the awards event here.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-777-2600.
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Release ID: 17-439