The Women's and Girls' Fund Seeking Nominations
Jan 10, 2014

The Women’s and Girls’ Fund is seeking community nominations for the 2014 Woman and Young Woman Defining Philanthropy Award.


If you know of a deserving woman or young lady, between 16 and 21 years of age, who meets the following criteria, please consider nominating her for this highly regarded award by March 3, 2014.  This is not a monetary scholarship but a prestigious award for outstanding philanthropic community service.


Young Woman Defining Philanthropy Criteria

  • Nominee must be 16 to 21 years old and be eligible for extra-curricular activities if attending school.
  • Nominee must have demonstrated a philanthropic spirit through personal giving and/or leadership in inspiring others to support charitable organizations.
  • Nominee should have a focus on seeking solutions to a problem rather than easing the symptoms.
  • Nominee should exhibit a commitment to and a passion for bettering the lives of Kern County residents.

Woman Defining Philanthropy Criteria

  • Nominee must have demonstrated a philanthropic spirit through personal giving and/or inspiring others to support charitable organizations.
  • Nominee must have exhibited a long term commitment to and a passion for bettering the lives of Kern County residents.
  • Nominee should have a focus on seeking solutions to a problem rather than easing the symptoms.
  • Nominee should inspire others to take a leadership role in philanthropy.

In addition to the completed nomination form, a personal summary about the nominee that addresses the nomination criteria including examples of how the nominee has helped improve the quality of life in Kern County is required.  Please do not send a resume. Verification of submitted information is routinely confirmed.  

Please return completed forms by the deadline date of Monday, March 3, 2014 to:

Kern Community Foundation
Young Woman Defining Philanthropy Award
3300 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 220
Bakersfield, CA  93301

Fax: 661.325.5358. Email: info@kernfoundation.org.

2014 Young Woman Defining Philanthropy Nomination Form

For additional information, you may call Cindy Jones 661.979.0662 or email asrcjones@aol.com or contact Kern Community Foundation staff at 661.325.5346.

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