Mark your calendars for the ninth annual Spirit of the Community Awards celebration to be held on April 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Great Hall. This exciting event honors the many ways that individuals and organizations are lending their time, talents, voices and hearts to create a better and stronger community.
Please take a few moments to recognize a local hero by nominating them for one of the awards below. Winners will be announced in early April and will be honored at the Spirit of the Community Celebration on April 24.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 2. Nomination forms can be found below.
CHARLES J. STROSACKER AWARD
Recognizes an individual from a United Way partner agency for their contribution and leadership in promoting the well-being of Midland County residents.
HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
Recognizes a group or an individual who has demonstrated a passion for serving our community through volunteering.
SHINING STAR AWARD
Honors either an individual or group that is advocating to improve lives and conditions of those in need.
TORCH BEARER AWARD
Honors a United Way of Midland County campaign volunteer who demonstrates a true passion for sharing the LIVE UNITED message.
YOUNG LEADER AWARD
Recognizes a member of United Way’s Young Leaders United who encourages the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism.
OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
Recognizes a local student who lives united and encourages the spirit of volunteerism within their school and community.
NEW! OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AWARD
Recognizes individuals and/or organizations that live and work United and collaborate for the greater good. These individuals/organizations encourage the spirit of collaboration within their organizations and community.
COMPANIES THAT CARE AND CARING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Recognizes organizations who demonstrate their commitment to strengthening our community by their support of United Way. Caring Company of the Year honors a stand-out organization from the pool of Companies That Care. Winners selected through United Way of Midland County – no nominations necessary.
NOMINATORS: You will receive a confirmation email indicating we received your nomination. If you do not receive the confirmation, try to re-submit or call Ashley Kring at 631-3670.