On Friday, February 13, 2015, Broward County nonprofit organizations will be recognized by the community they serve for their tireless efforts. At the 5th Annual South Florida Community Care Network Non-Profit Academy Awards hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and presented by 2-1-1 Broward, the collective efforts of Broward County non-profits and the accomplishments of non-profit leaders will be recognized at the Awards ceremony and luncheon.
2-1-1 Broward accepted nominations for outstanding individual and organizational efforts in nine categories: Arts, Board Leader, Collaboration, Collective Impact for Youth, Innovation, Lifetime Achievement, Non-Profit Leader, Organization of the Year, and Rising Star. Both young and established 501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to submit an application. The community will select the winner of the Community Choice Award by voting online for their favorite organization.
Up to three finalists were selected in each category by a panel of impartial judges. Finalists will be revealed at the VIP Announcement Party. Winners of the awards will be revealed at the Awards ceremony and luncheon. Winning individuals/organizations will receive a $1,000 grant to their organization. Up to two finalists per category will each receive a $500 grant to their organization. Please note that grants awarded for the collaboration category will be divided equally among the collaborating organizations by the submitting agency. Finalists will receive publicity and awareness of the work of their organization through event press, media materials, newsletters and social media coverage. Qualified applicants not named as finalists will be entered for a chance to receive the Publix Community Choice Award. Organizations will also have an opportunity to win the new 2015 Awareness Award which focuses on Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness. Organizations submitting a nomination in any category with a consistent mission, will be eligible for this award. Winner will be determined by the highest score.
2-1-1 is the first call for help for Broward County residents and the gateway to health and human services in our community. Last year, 2-1-1 Broward connected nearly 101,000 Broward County callers with over 4,000 different programs that were available to help them. Please be sure YOUR non-profit is registered with 2-1-1 Broward. To do so, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the finalists by category