Nonprofit Awards – Call for Nominations

Published: August 12, 2015 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the following awards to be presented at the Celebration of Community event on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Theatre Cedar Rapids:

  • Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award – recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the chief executive officer or executive director of a Linn County nonprofit organization.
  • Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award – recognizes a nonprofit staff member who has gone “above and beyond” in their support of the organization mission and has greatly enhanced the overall effectiveness of the organization through his/her work. This award can also be given to recognize a group of nonprofit employees.

Applications for the awards and more information about the event can be found at

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.  Applications should be submitted electronically to Carrie Walker at  or mailed to: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Attn. Carrie Walker 324 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.

Nominations are encouraged from nonprofit organizations, board members and community members. These awards seek to recognize individuals who have exceptional performance, accomplishments and service. In addition to the award, each recipient will receive a $1,000 grant from the Community Foundation designated for staff development at the honoree’s organization.

We hope you can join us for our third annual Celebration of Community! Please save the date and watch for Invitations which will be sent in October.

If you have any questions regarding nominations, please contact Carrie Walker at 319.774.2375 or

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