​Upper Marlboro, MD – The Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund (PGCSIF) is pleased to announce a “call for nominations” for Forty UNDER 40 Prince George’s 2014. Forty UNDER 40 recognizes Prince George’s County residents, under the age of 40, who best exemplify the leadership and talent that exists in Prince George’s County. Nominations for the 2014 Cohort are accepted through October 31, 2013. To qualify, nominees must reside in Prince George’s County, Maryland and be under 40 years of age. (as of December 31, 2013) 

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“I have been very impressed with the outreach and advocacy of the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund and support their efforts with the Forty UNDER 40 program,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  “The future of Prince George’s County relies in growing our next generation of leaders. For the past two years, PGCSIF has assisted the County in gathering, organizing, and providing leadership resources and opportunities to their award recipients. I encourage Prince Georgians who are or know of outstanding younger residents to nominate them for this prestigious honor.”

Forty UNDER 40 recipients represent success in Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Health, Public Service, and Science and Engineering. Nominees must demonstrate achievement, commitment, and persistence in their respective professions and/or community involvement. Award recipients will be announced in late-November and recognized in January. Nominations are recommended from individuals and organizations but self-nominations are also welcomed. 

“The Forty Under 40 initiative has by exceeded our expectations, said Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund Managing Director Tonia Wellons. “We have been able to successfully identify the County's top talent and build an incredibly powerful network of young leaders who have purposely chosen Prince George's as home. We have incredibly high expectations for the coming 2014 cohort given our experience in 2012 and 2013.”

This is the third year of the award, which promotes the corollary goal to more actively engage Prince George’s County’s 21- 39 year old demographic in civic and socially oriented ventures through advisory, board service, and advocacy opportunities. After two successful years of recognizing a total of 80 honorees, nearly 20% have joined non-profit boards and advisory committees throughout the County.