Honoring Those Who Give from the Heart
Award recipients will be announced daily this week during National Volunteer Week for these awards:
Each year we celebrate the people in the Fox Valley who go above and beyond to help make the community a better place with their gifts of time. In order to keep the community safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, Celebrating Volunteers sponsors Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and NBC26 will not host an in-person event in 2021. Instead, award recipients will be honored in other special ways.
Each recipient will receive $5,000 to give to a local nonprofit organization and the youth winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit of his or her choice.
In 2020, a total of $26,000 was given to local charities in the names of the recipients thanks to our award sponsors. Since 1998, award sponsors have given $749,500 to local charities selected by their awardees!
Hover over a recipient to learn more