Celebration of Community – Save the Date and Call for Nominations

Published: July 27, 2016 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Celebration of Community event to celebrate the impact of philanthropy and the good work of nonprofits in Linn County.

This free event will be held on Wednesday, November 16 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl. SW, Cedar Rapids.

The Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for two nonprofit professional awards to be presented at the event.  The Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the chief executive officer or executive director of a Linn County nonprofit organization.

The Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award recognizes a nonprofit staff member who has gone “above and beyond” in their support of the organization’s 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.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  Nomination forms can be found here. Submissions should be sent electronically to Carrie Walker at carrie.walker@gcrcf.org or mailed to: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Attn. Carrie Walker, 324 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.

Nominations are encouraged from nonprofit organizations, board members and community members. 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.

The event is open to the public. RSVP’s are being accepted at 319.366.2862 or info@gcrcf.org.

Join us for our 75th Anniversary celebrations and complete our community survey.