Honoring Those Who Give from the Heart
For 23 years, hundreds of residents of the Fox Valley came together each spring for an awards gala that celebrated people who went above and beyond to help make the community a better place with their gifts of time and talent.
The inaugural Celebrating Volunteers awards event was held in 1998, co-sponsored by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and The Post-Crescent. The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to the cancelation of the event the last three years, although volunteer award recipients were still selected in 2020 and 2021.
The steering committee, led by the Community Foundation and including award and event sponsors, has decided to end the gala and volunteer awards.
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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.
Each recipient receives $5,000 to give to a local nonprofit organization and the youth winner receives a $1,500 scholarship and $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit of his or her choice.
Since 1998, award sponsors have given $749,500 to local charities selected by their awardees!
Hover over a recipient to learn more