Charles W. Gilchrist Award Nomination Form


The nominee should be an exceptional volunteer or donor who has made a significant contribution to the public library system. The nomination must be submitted online. The nomination should include the following information with specific examples:

  • Evidence of volunteer or philanthropic support (hours of service, donations of money or in-kind goods, bequest, etc.).
  • Description of the impact on a specific branch or MCPL.
  • Description of any other volunteer or philanthropic support in Montgomery County or the region.
  • Letters of support (optional) from other charitable organizations detailing nature and impact of support, and innovative approaches to solving community problems. Letters of support should be emailed to