The Gerlinger Award
The board of directors established the Gerlinger Award to honor the foundation’s founders, Georgiana Gerlinger Stevens and Jean Gerlinger Kirkwood, and to support the causes most important to them during their lives.
THE INTENT OF THE FUND IS TO DEEPEN SUPPORT IN TWO AREAS:
Community-based social service organizations that focus on early childhood social and emotional development with an emphasis on strengthening the skills and emotional health of parents and caregivers.
Nonprofit organizations that expand opportunities and engagement so that children are able to read proficiently by the end of third grade, which is an important predictor of high school graduation and career success.
The Gerlinger Award is by invitation only. The board does not solicit applications for this fund.