Nominations for the 2019 ENPYs are now closed.

The Community Foundation accepts nominations for outstanding individual and organizational efforts in the following categories:

  • Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year (board member)
  • Nonprofit Employee of the Year (paid staff member)
  • Nonprofit Executive of the Year (CEO, President, Executive Director)
  • Nonprofit Health Innovator Award (leader who has made an impact in the southwest Florida health sector)
  • Nonprofit Organization of the Year (established more than three years ago)
  • Nonprofit Rising Organization of the Year (established less than five years ago)
  • Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year (individual who serves the organization and/or community)
  • Business Partner of the Year (For profit or nonprofit business who supports nonprofits and the community)
  • Community Impact Award (Individual who makes a positive impact in Southwest Florida)
  • The Elmer Tabor Generosity Award (Recognizing an outstanding philanthropist)
  • The Paul Sanborn Service Above Self Award (Citizen who exemplifies the spirit “Service Above Self”)

Organizations are encouraged to submit an application in one or more categories. Please note: An organization will only be named a finalist in one category based on scoring.

Up to three finalists will be selected in each category by a panel of impartial judges. All Application submissions are due by Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:59pm. Finalists in each category will be announced at the VIP Reception to be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:30pm.

Winners of the awards will be revealed at the awards ceremony and luncheon on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 11am – 1:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Bell Tower. Tickets are priced at $85 each. Event Sponsorships are also available. Winning individuals and organizations will receive a customized award, prominent recognition on The Community Foundation website and will be included in all media materials, newsletters and social media coverage.

All nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals/organizations must have a physical presence in Southwest Florida and regularly deliver services to residents in Lee or Collier County.
  • Individuals/organizations may self-nominate or be nominated by others.
  • Individuals/organizations may be nominated in more than one category.
  • An individual/organization may only be a finalist in one category (the category in which the individual/organization ranked highest).

Application instructions and required attachments

  • The award submission must be submitted electronically online no later than 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2019.
  • The organization being nominated must be able to provide proof of its 501(c)(3) status or it may be disqualified from winning.
  • Please answer each question fully, but succinctly in 250 words or less.
  • Convey your enthusiastic passion as you explain why your nominee is deserving of this honor.
  • Our panel of esteemed judges will score nominations based solely on information provided in the nomination application package.
  • If available, please send your logo with your application in highres. (300 dpi minimum) PDF or EPS file.

If you have any questions, please contact The Community Foundation at 239.542.5594.

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