Kellermann finalist for volunteer award
Scott Kellermann of Nevada City has been selected from 2,400 nominees as a Western Region Top 5 finalist in the 4th Annual CLASSY Award/volunteer of the year, according to the Kellermann Foundation.
Dr. Kellermann and his wife, Carol, have worked as medical missionaries to the displaced Batwa pygmies in Uganda for more than 10 years. The Batwa, conservation refugees from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, live in extreme poverty, are often homeless and have few options to improve their lives.
Kellermann founded Bwindi Community Hospital, now ranked the best hospital in Uganda. In addition, he and his wife have established schools and community-development programs to help the Batwa become more self-sufficient.
The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic recognition ceremony in the United States, celebrating the achievements of charitable organizations that serve more than 200 million people in over 70 countries.
The Kellermann Foundation is a U.S.-based nonprofit charitable organization. It was founded in 2004 to support and expand the work of Scott and Carol Kellermann. For more information about the Kellermann Foundation, visit www.kellermannfoundation.org.
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The winner of this year’s CLASSY award for the Western Region Volunteer of the year will be decided by an online vote and a panel of judges. To vote for Dr. Kellermann, visit stayclassy.org/classy-awards/vote.