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Nominations sought for $25,000 Birkenfeld grant | Letters, July 17

The Bainbridge Island and Kitsap community have an opportunity to help a local nonprofit and recognize an individual for his or her community service.

Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) is now accepting nominations for the C. Keith Birkenfeld Humanitarian Award. The individual who receives the award will select a charitable organization to receive $25,000. The award is given to a county resident who exemplifies the best in volunteer service, leadership, and commitment to the community. Nominees must be non-salaried volunteers.

Proposals should describe the major contributions made by the nominee to the local community and the compelling reasons why this person should be selected.

Written nominations – 300 words or less – should be submitted to BCF by Aug. 8: BCF, 221 Winslow Way W. Box 305, Bainbridge Island, WA 981108, Attn: C. Keith Birkenfeld Award Committee; online at www.bainbridgecommunityfoundation.org, or call 842-0433.

BCF trustees:

Jim Chapel,

Steve Davis,

Bill Sperling,

Carol White

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