April 19, 2016 

Paper Valley Hotel
Downtown Appleton

5:15 Reception
6:00 Dinner and Awards

$35 per person
$350 per table
of 10

Celebrating Our Volunteers  ::  Event Details


19th Annual Celebrating Our Volunteers Gala
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Avenue, Appleton
5:15 p.m. - Reception; 6:00 p.m. - Dinner and Awards Program
$35 per person; $350 per table of 10
REGISTER ONLINE or use the printable registration form. COMING SOON!
Registration deadline: April 12 (NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 12)

  • NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: Please do NOT use the online registration when requesting complimentary seats (see question #3 in the FAQ list below). Use the separate printable registration form and fax to (920) 830-1293, send as an email attachment to, or mail to the Community Foundation office at 4455 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, WI 54914.
  • Free entrance into the parking ramp at the corner of Superior and Lawrence Streets will be available from 4:45-6 p.m.


Will I receive a ticket after my reservation is made?
There are no physical tickets for the event. When you arrive at the event a name tag will be provided with your table number on it. 

How should I dress?
Dressy, but not formal. 

Who can request complimentary seats?

Thanks to a contribution from Kimberly-Clark Corp., nonprofit organizations may request up to four complimentary reservations for their agency volunteers of the year and their guests (and/or staff members). The seats may be offered as a thank you to volunteers and their friends or family who support their volunteerism.

  • Complimentary seats may only be used by nonprofit organizations that have formal guidelines to recognize a Volunteer of the Year within their organization.
  • Nonprofits must contact Jennifer Young at Community Foundation office at (920) 830-1290 or by April 1 to provide the name of their Volunteer of the Year. Please do NOT use the online registration for complimentary seats; use the separate printable registration form and fax to (920) 830-1293, send as an email attachment to, or mail to the Community Foundation office at 4455 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, WI 54914.
  • Nonprofits are responsible for inviting their volunteers to the event.
  • Nonprofits may choose to use four complimentary seats and pay for six additional seats to fill a table of 10 at the event.

While we understand that board members are volunteers, in most cases a board member can afford to pay for their reservation to attend the event. If a board member is your organization’s “Volunteer of the Year,” then please offer a complimentary seat to the board member.

How will agency Volunteers of the Year be recognized at the event?
People that have been pre-identified by a nonprofit as an agency Volunteer of the Year will have their names listed in the event program and will receive corsages/boutonnieres at the registration table on the evening of the event. During the program, agency Volunteers of the Year will be asked to stand as a group and be recognized with a round of applause.