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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Roseann Smith Alperin & Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Awards

06.29.22

2022 Roseann Smith Alperin Award


Women in Philanthropy and the Scranton Area Community Foundation invite you to nominate an individual for the 2022 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 who nominates the winning recipient also receives a $500 prize!


Selection Criteria

The selection committee is looking for nominees who are active volunteers and who foster excellence in volunteer service. The selection will be made based on the nominee being an outstanding woman who:

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, and Tami Prall-Nasser.

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: Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Submit Your Nomination


2022 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award


Women in Philanthropy and the Scranton Area Community Foundation invite you to nominate an individual for the 2022 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award

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.


Selection Criteria

The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award is presented annually to a woman who demonstrates the following qualities:

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, and Maria Montoro Edwards.

All nominations must be submitted online through the Scranton Area Community Foundation Scholarship Portal

Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Submit Your Nomination


“So long as we love, we serve.”
-Margaretta Belin Chamberlin (1916-1990)

A favorite quotation of Margaretta Chamberlin… the philosophy on which she patterned her life.


How to Submit Nominations

Nominations will be 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, October 13th at the Hilton Scranton from 6:00-8:00 PM. More information about this hybrid event to follow.


Save the Date

Women in Philanthropy’s Garden Party will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Country Club of Scranton.

More information on this event will be announced in the coming weeks.


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