Lake Area United Way Opens Nominations For 5th Annual STAR Awards

Nominations for the 2020 STAR awards are now open, and will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, November 6th, 2020. STAR, which stands for Serving Together Achieves Results, offers local non-profits, community organizations and the faith-based community the opportunity to recognize the employees and volunteers that are making a difference in Lake County. Nominations cane be made online www.lauw.org/starawards. To make a nomination, fill out the online form and upload a 1 minute or less video describing why you are nominating the volunteer, employee, or organization for the particular award.

Awards Categories include:

  • The Shooting Star Award will be presented to volunteers whose efforts on behalf of a nonprofit or faith-based organization deserve recognition.
  • The Mega Star Award will be presented to an individual with special needs who works as a volunteer or staff member whose efforts benefit the organization and the community.
  • The Rising Star 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.
  • The Heart of Service 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.
  • The Shining Star Award will be presented to a non-profit demonstrating superior performance in all aspects of nonprofit management, community engagement and service.
  • The Collaborative Effort 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.
  • The Little Dipper Award will be presented to a volunteer, staff member, or organization who has shown superior service in the field of child care. This includes organizations providing child care, early education services, and out-of-school programming.
  • The Sol Award will be presented to a volunteer, staff member, or organization who has shown superior service in the providing clients with services in the field of basic needs. Basic needs include assistance with housing, food, clothing, health care, and mental health care.
  • The North Star Award will be presented to a volunteer, staff member, or organization who has shown superior service in assisting families working towards financial stability. Financial stability work includes continued education, job training, financial education, financial services, and any other services designed to help families improve their financial situation.
  • The Comet Award will be presented to a volunteer, staff member, or organization who has shown superior service in assisting families obtain better paying jobs. This can include work in the areas of workforce development, job training, job search, teachers, trainers, and any other services designed to help move individuals into better paying jobs.

The 2020 STAR awards are going to look a little different this year. The award ceremony will be held online instead of in person this due to the Coronavirus. The ceremony will take place in early December. The ceremony is free to attend; however, attendees will be asked to register online to receive the link to the online meeting. More information about the ceremony will announced in the coming weeks.

 

For more information about the event or issues submitting a nomination please reach out to Megan Sikes, Community Engagement Manager, at msikes@lauw.org.