BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
Do you know of a remarkable program or project that has had a critical impact in WV; a star philanthropic volunteer; a WV corporate giving/foundation staff person; or a philanthropically-minded business who has made a significant difference in our state in the past two years?
If so, Philanthropy West Virginia is looking for your ideas. Through its programs and services, Philanthropy WV helps funders become more efficient, effective grantmakers.
Each year, they are give the Spirit of Philanthropy Awards to honor the people who are making a difference in this field.
In 2019, the team at Philanthropy West Virginia is adding the Corporate Responsibility Leader Spirit of Philanthropy Award to recognize a company who exemplifies and advances corporate giving through their annual giving, employees volunteerism, donation of in-kind services and products, and the impact their work has on their community and our state.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- The Volunteer Leadership Award honors an individual exhibiting an extraordinary commitment to philanthropy through their personal giving, their company’s philanthropy, engaging others to give, and/or serving as a board member of a philanthropic organization.
- The Staff Leadership Award honors a staff member (paid or volunteer) that demonstrates commitment and leadership in the field though creativity, leading others, and going that extra mile.
- The Critical Impact Award celebrates local grantmaking of any size and honors the organization whose grantmaking has demonstrated an enduring positive impact, sustainability, and philanthropic leadership.
- The Corporate Responsibility Award recognizes outstanding companies, of any size, who are actively donating, volunteering, and making a difference in local communities and the state of West Virginia.
The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2019.