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#PhilanthropyFriday: Recognizing Excellence through Establishing a Charitable Fund

Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Distinguished Chamberlin and Alperin Award Recipients 

At the Women in Philanthropy Annual Event on December 18th, 2018, we honored the recipients of the 2018 Roseann Smith Alperin Award and the 2018 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award—two awards that are presented annually through charitable funds established at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Both awards are provided from charitable funds that were established both to memorialize a loved one and to honor qualities of excellence that exist in members of our community.

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. The award may be used by the recipient to enhance her role as a community leader interested in improving the quality of life in Lackawanna County. The 2018 Roseann Smith Alperin Award recipient is Katie Gilmartin.


Photo: 2018 Roseann Smith Alperin Award recipient Katie Gilmartin with Junior League of Scranton President Nicole Lance.

Learn more about 2018 Roseann Smith Alperin Award recipient here. 

The Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award has been presented since1992 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. The award is given annually to either a volunteer or professional woman who exemplifies the characteristics of Margaretta, including community-mindedness, tolerance, sensitivity, and leadership. Nominations for the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award may be made by any charitable organization or submitted by an individual. The award may be used by the recipient to enhance her role as a community leader interested in improving the quality of life in Lackawanna County. The 2018 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award recipient is Laurie Cadden.


Photo: Will Chamberlin and Kathleen Graff with 2018 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award recipient Laurie Cadden.

Learn more about 2018 Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award recipient here.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation manages many charitable funds that provide awards to individuals that possess qualities that donors would like to recognize. To learn more about establishing a fund that can provide an award to maximize your philanthropic goals or to memorialize a loved one, please contact the Scranton Area Community Foundation today.