Is your nonprofit a century old? If yes, then the Secretary of State is looking for you! Secretary Deb Markowitz is seeking applicants for the 2010 Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Awards program. This program honors nonprofits that have operated in Vermont for at least 100 years. Any nonprofit that has been in operation in Vermont for 100 years or more can participate in this awards program by filling out an application form. Secretary Markowitz said, “The Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Award acknowledges Vermont’s oldest nonprofits for enriching our heritage. This program deepens our understanding of how Vermont’s nonprofits have enhanced our community life during the last hundred years.” “It is important to recognize Vermont’s nonprofits for their longevity,” added Markowitz. “It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to keep a nonprofit active for 100 years.”Award recipients will be honored at a reception to be held later this year at the historic Vermont State House. Applications are due by September 30, 2010.Source: Secretary of State. 8.31.2010. For more information about the awards program and to print an application form, visit the Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Awards page on the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sec.state.vt.us/centennial_nonprofit.html(link is external) or contact Ginny Colbert at 802-828-2148.