Champions of Change

 Champions of Change celebrates the people, teams, and businesses doing incredible things in our community. From a teen playing music to raise money for a teddy bear drive to a group of local dentists offering free dental care to the uninsured, these stories inspire by example!

Nominate a volunteer and they could win $500 for their favorite nonprofit!

It’s simple! All you need to do is answer two questions — why does your nominee deserve recognition and how does your nominee inspire you. Make sure to make it heartfelt, because we will be sharing your kind words with your nominee! Not sure what to say? Here’s an example of a winning nomination to get your creative juices flowing.

$500 awards are given in 10 categories including youth, businesses, groups and more. Our selection committee will decide which category is the best place for your nominee to shine!


Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nominations are due before midnight on Thurs., March 28, 2019.
  2. This program recognizes local volunteer achievements; your nominee’s volunteer work must impact Washington County.
  3. Nominations by an immediate family member must be accompanied by a non-family nomination.

Submit a Nomination

Save the Date for a Celebration of Champions – May 30, 2019!

So what happens after all of those nominations pour in? We celebrate, of course! You won’t want to miss our Champions of Change event presented by Delta Defense. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 30. We’ll gather at the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center to raise up our incredible nominees and hear their powerful volunteer stories.

The winners in 10 award categories will be announced and $5,000 will be given away to local nonprofits. You’ll leave feeling inspired by the stories of selflessness and energized to do more! Stay tuned. Tickets on sale soon.

special thanks to our presenting sponsor


Meet one of last year’s winners

Ramiro Paz, 2018 Beyond the Board Winner

After hearing of Casa Guadalupe Education Center, Ramiro volunteered to serve on their “Fiesta Latina” fundraiser planning committee. Quickly graduating into a board member role, he’s proven time and time again that he’s a servant leader willing to go above and beyond. He volunteers for tasks large and small and provides sound guidance that continues to steer the organization in a positive direction. He also volunteers at a number of other local events, often sharing the experience with his daughters. Of his character, his nominator wrote: “Seeing how involved he is in the community motivates me as a leader to be my best self and continue to serve and make a difference.”

Ramiro selected Casa Guadalupe to be the recipient of his $500 award.