Nominations in all award categories are now being accepted by Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (Center) for the 21st Annual Heart of Marin Awards to be held on January 9, 2014 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael. Produced by the Center and presenting sponsor Union Bank, the Heart of Marin Awards recognize outstanding Marin nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. Tickets for the awards ceremony and luncheon can now be purchased online or by contacting the Center.
Each year, the awards recognize outstanding achievement in the following categories: Volunteer of the Year, Excellence in Board Leadership, Excellence in Leadership, Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence, Excellence in Innovation, Corporate Community Service, and Youth Volunteer of the Year. Those chosen in the first five categories will be awarded $5,000 each for their organizations. Additionally, up to five youth will be presented with $1,000. All nominees and recipients will be honored at the January 9, 2014 event.
“We are honored to produce this special community event each year,” said Linda Davis, Center CEO. “There is nothing like gathering with 750+ community leaders in one room for a few hours of inspiration and much deserved recognition of the important work of nonprofit staff, board and volunteers. Every attendee walks away with a deeper understanding of the commitment and passion these people have for solving Marin's pressing issues.”
In addition to presenting sponsor Union Bank, the Awards are sponsored by Redwood Credit Union (Volunteer of the Year), Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael (Excellence in Board Leadership), Marin Community Foundation (Excellence in Leadership), Autodesk, Inc. (Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence), Bregante + Company LLP CPAs and Wells Fargo (Excellence in Innovation), College of Marin (Corporate Community Service) and Bank of Marin (Youth Volunteer of the Year).The deadline for nominations is November 8, 2013, 5pm. To submit a nomination, please download a form at www.cvnl.org or call (415) 479-5710. Tickets for the January 9, 2014 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon are $60 per person, or $600 for a table of ten. A Silver table of ten ($800) sponsors one youth and a Gold table of ten ($1,000) sponsors two youth. Purchase online at www.cvnl.org or call (415) 479-5710.