Junior League of Lancaster Seeks Applicants for the 2023 Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award


Elizabeth Reidenbach, Communications VP 

Junior League of Lancaster

1130 Marietta Avenue

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603 

Email: communications@jllancaster.com 


Junior League of Lancaster Seeks Applicants for the 2023 Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Award

LANCASTER, PA – February 9, 2023 –The Junior League of Lancaster, PA, Inc. (JLL) is pleased to announce that the organization is now accepting applications for the 2023 Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award. The award is named for Deborah P. Altman, a Past President of the JLL whose life exemplified a commitment to volunteering, a love of children, and service to the community. Since the award was established in 1984, over $47,000.00 has been awarded to outstanding youths in Lancaster County. 

The purpose of the award is to recognize young people who demonstrate exceptional interest, leadership, and involvement in volunteerism as well as to inspire their peers to volunteer in their communities. One high school student will be selected to receive the award, receiving a prize of $1,800.00 (a $1,500.00 monetary award for the student, and a $300.00 gift that the student can designate to a charity of their own choosing). 

All applications must be received by Monday, March 13th. The winner will be notified via email on Friday, April 14th, and the award presentation will take place Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. 

 Qualifications for applying:  

  • Any student who resides in Lancaster County who has reached the age of 16, but is not older than 19, by January 31st 
  • Has done his/her volunteer work in Lancaster County 
  • Is not the son or daughter of a Junior League member 
  • Has at least a “C” average this year and the previous academic year 

 How applications are evaluated:  

  • Quality of volunteer work (as assessed by the  Awards Committee)  
  • Documented volunteer work  
  • Reference from the adult associated with the student’s volunteer work  
  • Documented scholastic record  
  • Properly completed application packet  

Application packets are available on the Junior League of Lancaster’s website and are distributed through school guidance counselor offices. These forms may be copied. Questions may be directed to the Grants Committee at grants@jllancaster.org



Established in 1923, the Junior League of Lancaster is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Junior League members scan the needs of our community, conduct issue-based research and identify areas where we can be most impactful in our local ecosystem. As of June 2022, our current initiatives include Nutrition Insecurity, a newly adopted Issue-Based Community Impact (IBCI) focus area, to combat the lack of access to healthy and nutrient-rich food and improve nutrition knowledge and dietary habits across all populations in Lancaster County. For nearly a century, we have identified the needs of our area and have rallied to provide meaningful and lasting improvements. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 

Please visit the League’s website at www.jllancaster.org for more information about the League’s projects, programs and fundraisers.