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Best of Awards

The United Way Best of Awards celebrates and recognizes the impact organizations and individuals made in the Itasca Area community over the past year through giving, advocating, and volunteering. 

Submission guidelines
Companies and organizations are invited to submit nominations for the “Best of” Awards to highlight the great work happening in our community through philanthropy, service, and advocacy. Now through Friday, February 28th, 2020 you can nominate friends, co-workers or yourself in one of seven categories. 

Categories:
Best Year-Round Partnership
Best Campaign Innovation
Best Employee Engagement
Best Trailblazer
Best Rising Star
Best CEO/Leadership Support 
Best Ambassador 


2019-2020 Category Descriptions: Click Here
2018-19 Best of Award Winners: Click Here

 

For each category you enter: 
Complete and submit an entry form with your nomination. Submit a description of each entry. The narrative should be 250 words or less and should be submitted in an electronic format. Please submit the form and supporting materials (photos, videos, press clippings, campaign results, statistics, and printed materials) to United Way office or by email to info@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.

Entry deadline: 

All entries are due by February 28, 2020. Winners will be recognized at the United Way Campaign Celebration & Awards on March 12, 2020, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the 
Timberlake Hotel, Grand Rapids.

Nomination Forms: Click Here

Submit your entries to: 
United Way of 1000 Lakes
Attn: Best of Awards
350 NW 1ST Ave., Suite A
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
info@unitedwayof1000lakes.org



Volunteer Awards

Each year, United Way recognizes outstanding community members who dedicate their personal time to improving the community in which they live. Agency staff are invited to nominate an outstanding agency volunteer to be considered for this year's Outstanding Volunteer Awards. 

Entry deadline: 

All entries are due by Friday, February 28th, 2020. Winners will be recognized at the United Way Campaign Celebration & Awards on March 12, 2020 from 4:30 to 7:00 at the 
Timberlake Hotel, Grand Rapids.

Nomination Forms

Submit your entries to: 
United Way of 1000 Lakes
Attn: Volunteer Award Nomination
350 NW 1ST Ave., Suite A
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
info@unitedwayof1000lakes.org