Think of the many volunteers you know who give their time and talent to improve the lives of others. Have you ever wanted to say “Thank you” but weren’t quite sure how?
The United Way Community Volunteer Awards give you the chance to recognize individuals, youth, groups, businesses, and nonprofits who strengthen our community through volunteering! Nominations are open through February 28! Click here for the nomination forms.
Volunteers from all Dane County nonprofit agencies, 501(c)3 agencies and faith-based organizations that provide services to the community at large within Dane County and businesses with a strong commitment to volunteerism in Dane County are eligible to be nominated.
Again this year, nonprofits in Dane County with strong volunteer engagement practices will also be eligible to be nominated.
All nominees will be recognized and award recipients will be announced at the Community Volunteer Awards luncheon on April 30, 2019.
Community Volunteer Award – Individuals or groups will receive $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer.
Goodman Gemstone Youth Award – This award is presented to one youth who has shown outstanding volunteer leadership and hands-on work in our community. One youth (grades K-12) will receive $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer and $1,000 for their own education. This award is sponsored by the Goodman fund in the United Way of Dane County Foundation.
Kathy Martinson Youth Award – One outstanding youth (grades K-12) will receive $500 for the organization with which they volunteer and $500 for their own education. This award is named in honor of Kathy Martinson who brought the Community Volunteer Awards to Dane County in 1990 and her 35 years of dedicated service to community volunteerism.
Mike McKinney Award – One recipient who embodies the spirit and volunteerism of long time local leader Mike McKinney will receive this award and $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer. Mike’s passion focused on access to food, youth development, and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Community Volunteer Business Award – One company will receive $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer. This award is sponsored by the Business Volunteer Network.
Distinguished Service Award – Individuals or groups will receive $250 for the organization for which they volunteer.
Distinguished Service Nonprofit Award – One nonprofit will receive $250 for their organization. This award is sponsored by Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Services.