Champions of Change

CELEBRATING THE IMPRESSIVE IMPACT OF VOLUNTEERS

Champions of Change celebrates the impressive impact volunteers have on our communities. Anyone is invited to submit a nomination now through 3/31/20. This is your opportunity to recognize a volunteer you know and admire: a local individual, duo, business, or group.

After the nomination window closes, a committee of community leaders tackle Mission Impossible: selecting one winner in each award category among countless amazing volunteers. Winners are announced at our Annual Celebration and receive a $500 donation for a Washington County nonprofit of choice. These incredibly generous donations are made possible by our award sponsors.

A special thank you goes to our presenting sponsor Delta Defense,
who embrace every opportunity to champion local volunteerism.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN THROUGH 3/31/20

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S CELEBRATION AT THE BEND

Join us on May 28, 2020 at West Bend’s newest experience venue – The Bend! Built in 1929 as a Vaudeville theatre, The Bend is now bringing a diverse array of performing and visual arts to the West Bend community. You’ll be among the first to enjoy a private event in this beautifully restored historic building!

Cocktails • Awards Ceremony • Complimentary Dessert Bar

More details to be announced soon. 

AWARD CATEGORIES (AND $500 DONATIONS!)

Imagine having to pick a winner from a pool of countless amazing volunteers. Sound easy? It’s not! That’s where an independent group of community leaders step in. Committee members pore through each inspiring story in every nomination. When they meet to select winners in late April, they have a great picture of the best kind of people in our community.

We believe that volunteers deserve the very best. So do our award sponsors. That’s why they insist that our winners receive a $500 donation to make to a Washington County nonprofit of choice. How amazing is that? Winners are announced at our Annual Celebration on May 28th (this year it’s at The Bend!) So, without further ado, here are our 2020 Award Categories:

POWER OF ONE  presented by the Prescott Family Foundation

 Recognizes an individual who has single-handedly created change for the better in the community through his or her volunteer efforts.

ZIEGLER TEAM SPIRIT  presented by Sharon Ziegler

Recognizes group members from a club, school or community who together demonstrate leadership, teamwork and a commitment to volunteerism.

EMERGING LEADER  presented by Schreiber Foods

Recognizes an emerging leader in volunteer service whose efforts have shown consistent growth and ongoing commitment.

DYNAMIC DUO  sponsorship available

This award has us seeing double as we celebrate volunteer collaboration in all forms. Whether it’s two people, a person and furry companion, or two groups working side by side to make a difference, our community is twice as lucky they’re here.

RISING STAR  Kewaskum, Slinger & West Bend School Districts

Recognizes an individual or group, 21 and younger, whose discovery of and commitment to volunteerism in the community has stood out and inspired others.

LEGACY AWARD presented by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

This award recognizes and celebrates a legacy of volunteer service. The recipient leads with genuine care for people and an enduring commitment to our community. It’s easy to see their lasting contributions to Washington County.

COMMUNITY PARTNER presented by  Aurora Health Care

Recognizes a business or employees who have made our community a better place to live through exemplary volunteerism and community involvement.

NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR  presented by West Bend Mutual

This award recognizes a Volunteer Center member that shows an exemplary overall approach to volunteer engagement—with a focus on growth; commitment to community; and innovation through collaboration.

JUDGES’ CHOICE  presented by Delta Defense

Selected by the judges from all applications submitted as worthy of additional recognition.

NEW THIS YEAR!
EVERYONE WHO NOMINATES COULD WIN A $500 DONATION.

We’ll be randomly drawing one nominator at our Annual Celebration on 5/28/20. The winner gets to select a Washington County nonprofit of choice to receive a $500 donation. This donation is made possible by Baird West Bend employees (wow!) The nominator must be present at our event to win. 

 

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