APS honors Cheryl Ganz as a Vooys Fellow

APS honors Cheryl Ganz as a Vooys Fellow

Cheryl Ganz has been honored by the American Philatelic Research Library as a Vooys fellow. It was presented to Ms. Ganz at the APS/APRL Board meeting on September 25, 2019, held at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Ganz AwardCurrent President of the APRL Board of Directors, Ken Grant, presented the Ms. Ganz with the Vooys fellowship.

Ms. Ganz is an APS life member and serves on the Board of Vice Presidents.  In 2016, Ganz was recognized for the most prestigious award offered by the APS: the Luff Award for Exceptional Contributions to Philately. She was also named a member of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 2018. Ganz currently serves on the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, which reviews stamp design nominations and makes recommendations to the Postmaster General. To learn more about Ms. Ganz's exceptional philatelic career and contributions, read here.

The Vooys fellowship was established in 2007 and is given in appreciation of a $5,000 donation to the American Philatelic Research Library.

Daniel W. Vooys (1914-1978) was once called Mr. Philatelic Literature by George W. Linn, founder of Linn’s Stamp Weekly. Dan believed that philatelic literature was indispensable for the serious philatelist.

In 1969, Vooys said of the APRL: “The possibilities of the library are tremendous . . . It is a good philosophy that one must 'put something back.' Over the years we are helped by others, who were helped by others, etc. A person can give of his time, if he cannot give of material assistance. This can apply to a community chest, an educational institution, a hospital or a church. If you have enjoyed your hobby over the years, this library project is a way that you can 'put something back.'"

Thank you to Cheryl Ganz for "putting something back" and supporting the APRL.

Those interested in becoming a Vooys fellow can discover more information on our website.


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