Callie Awards

A Celebration of Exceptional Women – 2021

2021 would have been the 21st Annual Callie Awards program. Due to the continuing Covid restrictions, the Callies Committee decided to forego the traditional celebration this year and adapt to the new pandemic normal.

In the past, awards have been presented to five outstanding, exceptional Adams Count women in a variety of service fields, including a $1500 award to the Outstanding Young Woman, who were nominated by community members.

This year, it was decided to present only the Outstanding Young Woman Award. We will “host” a virtual Happy Hour on May 20, 4 – 5 PM where we will celebrate the 2020 Callie Award winners and the 2021 Outstanding Young Woman. This year the Outstanding Young Woman Award is a self-application, rather than a nomination, process. We will also celebrate women in the county who dealt with the pandemic as well as the women mentors and inspirations of local women leaders.

In order to qualify for this Callie Award, a young woman must be a current resident of Adams County for more than five years OR a  student at HACC, Gettysburg College, or the Lutheran Theological Seminary in the high school junior class through the college senior class. Applicants must also:

• Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in her field.
• Demonstrate a significant level of commitment and leadership to professional or community service.
• Demonstrate a commitment to serving Adams County and improving the quality of life for others.

If selected, you will be asked to submit a photo to be used in the 2021 Callie Award Publication created in honor of the recipient. There is no need to submit a photo with the nomination form. The celebration of the Callie Awards will be held via Zoom on May 20, at 4 PM.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Must be received by Noon on April 16.

Please submit application by mail or drop off: YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County 909 Fairfield Road Gettysburg PA 17325.

Questions? Call (717) 334-9171 ext. 115 or Nancy Lilley at