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Best of Awards

The United Way Best of Awards showcase your accomplishments in the community. The awards recognize companies/organizations for their outstanding participation in the United Way Campaign and throughout the year. 

Submission guidelines
We invite you to submit nominations for the Best of Awards to showcase the work that you and your organization are doing on behalf of the community. This is an opportunity to share the quality of your work with other organizations and the public while gathering new ideas for your next campaign. Any organization that runs a United Way campaign this year may enter.

Categories:
Best Year Round Partnership
Best Campaign Innovation
Best Employee Engagement
Best Rising Star
Best Company Leadership Support 
Best Coordinator/Team of the Year 

2016-2017 Category Descriptions: Click Here
2015-16 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 description should be 250 words or less and should be submitted in an electronic format. Please submit 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 March 16, 2017. Winners will be recognized at the United Way Campaign Celebration & Awards on March 23, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 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 March 10th, 2017. Winners will be recognized at the United Way Campaign Celebration & Awards on March 23, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 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