Muriel E. Gilman

About the 21st Century Fund

The Muriel E. Gilman Award

The 21st Century Fund for Delaware's Children periodically recognizes an outstanding contribution to the well-being of Delaware's children by awarding the Muriel E. Gilman Award.

Public service was a way of life for Muriel. Her efforts focused on the two principles most important to her:

  • Enlightening the community and addressing problems affecting the equitable delivery of services to the people of the community.
  • Working to assure that there is a fair quality of life for all people, adults and children, regardless of race, creed or color.

Muriel helped found the 21st Century Fund for Delaware's Children, and was an active volunteer with more than a dozen educational, social service, health and governmental agencies, many directly working to improve the lives of children.

We are proud of our association with Muriel and seek to find her quality of volunteerism for children echoed in our choice for recipient of the Muriel E. Gilman Award.

A short history of the Muriel E. Gilman Award.

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