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2019 Star Awards is Tuesday, December 3, 2019

 

The 2019 Star Awards

It was a very special evening, as we came together to celebrate and recognize the incredible men, women and organizations that faithfully serve struggling working families in our community.

 


 

 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

You can view photos of the event by clicking here.

You can view a copy of the program here.

Award Winners


SHOOTING STAR AWARD

This award will be presented to volunteers whose efforts on behalf of a nonprofit or faith-based organization deserve recognition. Multiple volunteers will be recognized for this award.

Brenda Charron                                                                            Arkeya Lee

Greg Madouros                                                                             Nick Gianakis

Bethanie Jackubczyk                                                                    Mike Kizman

Mary Jean Champion                                                                    Judy Pineda

Vikki Zach                                                                                     Willie Bolden

Lisa Rudy                                                                                      Christine Zimmerman

Aaliyah Stewart                                                                             Cathleen Laporte

Dianne Kowalski                                                                           Rashaad Coward

UNSUNG HERO AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual, volunteer or staff member, whose behind-the-scenes work has provided a tremendous impact on the service work taking place in Lake County. 2-3 awardees will be honored.

Jacqueline Weber of Girls on the Run

Kay Hosmer of Sojourner Truth House

Tracy Sharp form St. Catherine Hospital

MEGA STAR AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual with special needs, volunteer or staff member, whose efforts benefit the organization and the community. 2-3 awardees will be honored.

Tamye Longoria nominated by Paying It Forward Wishes and Heroes

Keith VanSickle nominated by Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana

RISING STAR AWARD

This award will be presented to a youth or youth group who has gone above and beyond in their efforts to give back to the community. This can include outstanding volunteer work or efforts to help an individual, a specific population, or their community as a whole. 

Aaliyah Stewart

Morgan Novak

HEART OF SERVICE AWARD

This award will be presented to a staff member that consistently provides superior service and genuine care to clients and the community. Client-facing staff including case managers, social workers and support staff should be considered for this award. 2-3 awardees will be honored.

Tony Hernandez nominated by Hammond Moose Lodge #570

Aaron Pratt Jr. nominated by Sojourner Truth House

Tamye Longoria nominated by Paying it Forward Wishes and Heroes

LEGACY AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual whose contributions and service work on behalf of an organization have left an indelible mark on Lake County. Nominees should have ten or more years of demonstrated work in Lake County.

Jill Schlueter-Kim of Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana

ROCK STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award will be presented to a volunteer that consistently exceeds expectations and duties and whose work on behalf of a nonprofit or faith-based organization have a proven impact.

Anna Schoon of Northwest Indiana Community Action

TRAILBLAZER AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual staff member that has blazed a trail for others to follow by making, doing or discovering something new and is considered a leader in their particular field.

Nupur Arora of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana


SHINING STAR AWARD 

This award will be presented to a non-profit demonstrating superior performance in all aspects of nonprofit management, community engagement and service.

Lake County Public Library

COMPASSION IN ACTION AWARD 

This award will be presented to a faith-based organization demonstrating servant leadership through community engagement and service. The ten characteristics that exemplify servant leadership are listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people and building community. 

St. Jude House

BEST VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 

This award will be presented to an organization that utilize best practices for volunteer management, resulting in the success of the overall program. Organizations are encouraged to self-nominate for this award.

Habitat For Humanity of Northwest Indiana

BEST VOLUNTEER EVENT

A nonprofit or faith-based organization will be awarded for an exceptional volunteer event. The community at large is encouraged to nominate an organization for a volunteer event or series of events.

St. Catherine Hospital

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT AWARD 

This award will be presented to organizations demonstrating the best collaborative initiative or event. Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to complete a shared task or achieve a shared goal.

Junior Achievement and Purdue University Northwest

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN OR EVENT 

This award will be presented to an organization for whose use of creative ideas, efforts or strategies results in an exceptional, unique or original marketing campaign or event.

Regional Health Systems

GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR 

This award will be presented to an organization using collective action at the local level to affect change at a local level. Grassroots initiatives are innovative networks of activists and/or organizations that lead bottom-up solutions for sustainable development, providing solutions that respond to local situations and the interests and values of the communities involved.

Athletes for Charity and the Cordero Kids

INNOVATION AWARD

This award will be presented to an organization that identifies a new method, product and/or initiative to serve individuals or communities in need.

Lisa's Safe Haven


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