Do you know a young person who works hard doing good for not much money? That deserving person may be eligible for Asheville’s first Julian Award, a $1,000 cash prize that will be given this fall at the kickoff of Mountain Xpress’ Give!Local campaign for local nonprofits. But hurry, the deadline to nominate is midnight Aug. 25.
Keeping nonprofits going is hard work. These groups often cannot pay top wages. Give!Local’s Julian Award, named for philanthropist Julian Price, will honor a young person who has chosen to work for a good cause even though it doesn’t involve a glamorous paycheck.
The award is part of the Give!Local project, an end of the year web-based donation drive that will funnel funds to 25 selected Asheville-area nonprofits. Interested nonprofits can still apply to be selected until July 31st.
Nominations for the Julian Award are now being accepted. Nominations should be made via this online form. To qualify for the Julian Award, nominees must:
- be doing exceptional, creative work in the nonprofit sector,
- work at least 30 hours/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 a year.
Sponsored by Harmony Motors, the cash prize will be given to an exceptional person working in the nonprofit sector. The recipient will be the guest of honor at the opening party for the Give!Local campaign, which will be held at the Orange Peel in early November.
This article is updated from the original post of July 28, 2015.