Nominations for the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Event are now open!


MARGARET B. UPTON - VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP AWARD

 
Jerry Flenar, 2018 Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award winner.

Jerry Flenar, 2018 Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award winner.

This prestigious lifetime achievement award is presenting to one volunteer in Berrien County who demonstrates:

  • Over 10 years of long-standing volunteer contributions in Berrien County;

  • Diversity of volunteer experience with multiple organizations OR a significant contribution to a single organization;

  • Teamwork and leadership experience;

  • Various levels of volunteer experience including physical, clerical and/or service at the board level.

For the winner of this great honor, $3,500 will be donated to the non-profit organization of his or her choice.  If your nominee is chosen to proceed to the final round you will be notified and asked for a complete volunteer history and recommendation letters.

Nominations end on Friday, August 16.

If you would like to be able to save your work you may download a template of the form here. When you are ready to submit, just copy and paste your answers.


LIVE UNITED YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

 
Kailey Skarbek and Nick Bradley, 2018 Live United Scholarships winners for Berrien and Cass Counties.

Kailey Skarbek and Nick Bradley, 2018 Live United Scholarships winners for Berrien and Cass Counties.

One winner will be chosen from Berrien County and one will be chosen from Cass County.  Winners must attend the United Way Volunteer Recognition Event (date TBD) at The Heritage Center located at 601 Main St, St Joseph, MI 49085.

Each winner will receive a $1000 scholarship made out to the college on their behalf.  Only current High School Seniors are eligible to apply.

The winning youth volunteer will demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism through: Innovation, Dedication, and Advocacy for Community Improvement.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS YEAR CLOSED APRIL 10.


SUSTAINING AND EMERGING VOLUNTEER AWARDS

 
Margaret O’Neill, 2018 Sustaining Volunteer Award Winners

Margaret O’Neill, 2018 Sustaining Volunteer Award Winners

Pat Winans, 2018 Emerging Volunteer Award winner.

Pat Winans, 2018 Emerging Volunteer Award winner.

The Sustaining and Emerging Volunteer Awards recognize volunteers from Berrien or Cass County who show a commitment to United Way’s goals in the areas of Education, Income, Health or Basic Needs. These volunteers are those that elevate your organization to new levels and make you wonder how you ever lived without them!

The Emerging Volunteer winner will have the opportunity to direct $300 to the non-profit organization of their choice while the Sustaining Volunteer receives $500.

Nominations end on Friday, August 16.


The 2019 Volunteer Recognition Event will take place on October 3 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center.