Celebration of Community

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4-6 p.m.
Program is 4-4:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Good Work & Good People Submission Form

Due August 1, 2017


Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Nomination forms will be posted August 2, 2017. Nomination Deadline is September 13, 2017.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will host its fifth annual Celebration of Community event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4 – 6 p.m. at NewBo City Market. This event recognizes how philanthropy and the work of nonprofit organizations are making a positive impact on our communities. Two awards will be presented to nonprofit professionals who go above and beyond to support the mission of their organizations. The event is free. Invitations will be sent in September. RSVPs are appreciated.

This year’s theme is “Good Work & Good People”. The Community Foundation will be mixing things up a bit this year! For our program, we want to feature good people doing good work at nonprofit organizations throughout our communities. We plan to highlight them in a display and a video at the event.

Are you a nonprofit with an outstanding volunteer, employee or donor that is doing good work at your organization? We want to hear about them! We’ll be accepting information about these “Good People” through August 1st. To complete the “Good Work & Good People” submission form, click here. One entry will be accepted per nonprofit organization.

What will happen? The Community Foundation will contact the nonprofit representative of those selected. The nonprofit representative will contact the individual. After this has occurred, a Community Foundation staff member will contact the individual in August to set up a time for a short interview and picture of them at the nonprofit.

How does this relate to the annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards? It doesn’t. The nonprofit awards are a separate part of the Celebration of Community program. Nominations for the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award and the Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award will be due on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Nomination forms will be posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

We look forward to celebrating Good Work & Good People in our communities at the 5th annual Celebration of Community event.