Brooks Saltsman Award
Honoring a Lifelong Career of Volunteer Service
Brooks Johnstone Saltsman pursued a lifelong career in volunteer service in the health field. She passed peacefully in Bethesda on March 18, 2016 at the age of 94. By the time she “retired” in 2011, she had been a volunteer at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda for over 60 years and had served on the Board of Trustees of the hospital for over 20 years, including as the Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and second Vice President of the Board. In 1999, she was elected as a Trustee of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation (formally the Suburban Hospital Foundation). Brooks also volunteered with the Junior League for over 50 years.
During Brooks’ tenure as a Board of Trustee, the Foundation had the privilege of benefiting from her tremendous talent and commitment to service for Montgomery County. In honor of her legacy, each Spring the Foundation awards a small grant to a nonprofit emulating her a strong commitment to volunteer service in the health and wellness field.
Previous Saltsman Award Recipients
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center – 2017 Recipient
American Diversity Group – 2018 Recipient
CaringMatters – 2019 Recipient
Vietnamese American Services – 2020 Recipient
EveryMind & KindWorks – 2021 Recipients
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation & A Place of Hope – 2022 Recipients