Make a STAR Award Nomination Today!

As our trusted community partners we are looking for you to nominate the individuals and organizations you feel are making an impact in the community with their work.


Shining Star Organization Award CATEGORIES                                                                                                  


Compassion in Action Award | Faith based organization demonstrating servant leadership through community engagement and service.

Best Volunteer Program/Experience Award | Organization demonstrating best volunteer engagement practices and/or volunteer experience.

Collaborative Effort Award | Organization demonstrating best collaborative initiative, effort, or event.

Campaign Marketing Award | Organization demonstrating best overall marketing campaign or special event marketing.

Grassroots Initiative of the Year Award | Organization using collective action at the local level to effect change at the local level.

Innovation Award | Organization that identified a new method, product, or intiative to serve those in need.

Peoples Choice STAR Award | Non-profit or faith based organization serving Struggling Working Families.

shooting STAR individual AWARD CATEGORIES                                                                                                  


Trail Blazer Award | Individual staff member demonstrating transformational leadership, creating a vision to guide change through inspiration and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group, regardless of management level.

Heart of Service Award | Individual staff member providing superior service to those in need (intake staff, case mangagement).

Legacy Award | Individual whose contributions to an organization and service work have left their mark on Lake County.

Unsung Hero Award | Individual who works beyond the scenes and provides a tremendous impact in the community.

*NEW First Financial Bank presents the Mega Star Award | A special needs individual that is making a difference in the community as an employee or volunteer in the non-profit or faith based community.

Rockstar Volunteer of the Year Award | Volunteer of a non-profit or faith based organization that provides superior service to those in need.


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