The Julian Award: Rewarding a young person who is making a difference for WNC through nonprofit work

Julian Price. Photo by Meg MacLeod

Keeping nonprofits going is hard work. These organizations often cannot pay top wages. Give!Local’s Julian Award, named for Asheville philanthropist Julian Price, honors a young person who has chosen to work for a good cause even though it doesn’t involve a glamorous paycheck.

The $1,000 cash prize, given in conjunction with the beginning of Give!Local, is sponsored by Harmony Motors. This year’s recipient, Shaneka Simmons, will be the guest of honor at the opening party for the Give!Local campaign, which will be held at the Orange Peel, Sunday evening, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.

To qualify for the Julian Award, nominees must:

  •  be doing exceptional, creative work in the nonprofit sector,
  •  work at least 30 hours per week for a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood or Madison counties,
  •  be 35 or younger on Nov. 6, 2015,
  • earn no more than $35,000 per year.
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