Nominations for Berrie award due Feb. 19

Nominations are being accepted for the 20th annual Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award through Feb. 19.

Members of the community are invited to nominate New Jersey residents whose deeds, carried out in the state, have made a significant difference in their communities through a lifetime of service or a single heroic act.

The Russell Berrie Foundation will provide three major monetary awards of $50,000, $35,000 and $25,000, and up to eight runners-up receive $5,000 each.

To nominate someone contact: The Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award, c/o Office of the President, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, 07430; send an email to madaawards@ramapo.edu; or visit www.ramapo.edu/berrie-awards.