The New York-based Greek America Foundation is seeking nominations to award successful and philanthropic leaders of Greek descent, under 40 years old, from the United States and Canada.
Forty individuals will join the foundation’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2022, adding to a list of 200 high-achieving past recipients.
The awards recognize individuals “who have excelled in their professional endeavors while simultaneously showing care and concern for the world around them through philanthropic initiatives.”
Previous winners include Emmy Award-winning directors and actors, artists, business leaders from various industries and leaders in the sciences and law.
Requirements for nominees include the following: notable professional achievement and philanthropic activity; U.S. or Canadian citizenship OR legal permanent residency in either country and at least partial Greek heritage.
Nominees must be between 17 and 40 years old within the calendar year 2022. If the nominee’s 17th to 40th birthday falls within 2022, he or she qualifies.
To submit an entry, nominators must complete an online form (linked below) along with an essay of NO MORE THAN 1000 WORDS highlighting why the nominee deserves this distinction.
Essays should include all of the nominee’s professional accomplishments, as well as significant philanthropic endeavors.
Greek America Foundation staff and board of directors do not participate in the selection process. An independent committee of past award winners will select the class of 2022.
Winners will be notified in early March and asked to be present during the Greek America Foundation’s Gabby Awards and Forty Under 40 Awards weekend in New York City from June 3-4. On Saturday, June 4, the foundation will host an awards reception to recognize the class of 2022.
The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2022.
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