The 2019 Star Awards
It will be a special evening, as we come together to celebrate and recognize the incredible men, women and organizations that faithfully serve struggling working families in our community.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Center for Visual & Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road • Munster, IN
Awards Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception 6:45 p.m.
To RSVP for the event please CLICK HERE.
Call for Nominations for Individuals & Corporations
Nominations are due by Friday, November 8, 2019.
To make a nomination for an award, please CLICK HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This award will be presented to an organization that identifies a new method, product and/or initiative to serve individuals or communities in need.
To download a full list of awards categories, please click here.
For more info, contact Megan at email@example.com.