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UPDATE: In light of the coronavirus crisis, the May 7 ATHENA Award Tea has been postponed. It will be rescheduled later this year on a to-be-determined date.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 15th Anniversary ATHENA Award for Greater Olney-Sandy Spring. Presented in memory of Brooke Grove Foundation (BGF) Founder Eleanor Howe Marston, RN, the program was adopted by Brooke Grove Foundation (BGF) and the Olney Chamber of Commerce to recognize and honor women for their community service and professional and personal leadership. 

Particular consideration is given to nominees who have demonstrated a "dedication of self and a generosity of spirit" toward the Greater Olney-Sandy Spring community. The 2020 ATHENA Award will be presented at an afternoon tea on Thursday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m. at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on the Brooke Grove Retirement Village campus.

Nominations must be received by Friday, March 13. The nomination form, which includes award criteria, is available below, as well as on the Olney Chamber's site, Nomination forms may be printed and mailed to the Chamber or completed online at the following link:

The application process is also open for senior high school students who would like to be considered for the $1,500 ATHENA Scholar scholarship sponsored by BGF and the Olney Chamber. An application is available on the Chamber Web site and must be received by March 13.

ATHENA advertising, sponsorship and tribute opportunities are also available. Please see the forms below for more information.

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