Be the Difference Awards
Event Date Change Update:
With internal deliberation, the Volunteer Center has decided to move this event to occur during the springtime indefinitely. This timeline aligns better with our internal calendar year and coincides with National Volunteer Month, which is also in the spring! We can't wait to celebrate our amazing volunteers next spring! Thank you for your continued support.
2020 Be the Difference Awards Watch Party Celebration | Thanks For Joining Us!
Recognizing the Top 50 People, Groups, and Businesses who do the most to transform Santa Cruz County through volunteerism.
Each year we ask you to share your extraordinary stories of those who make our community a happier, healthier place to live through volunteerism. Once again... you delivered! As always it was an honor to celebrate your chosen nominees.
A huge thank you to the more than 200 people who joined us online for the Watch Party Premiere of the 2020 Be the Difference Awards. If you missed this fabulous hour of entertainment and inspiration in celebration of our top 50 nominees you can still watch right here, on YouTube, or on Facebook.
MEET OUR NOMINEES
We invite you to learn more about our 2020 nominees and 5 selected winners by visiting our nominee page. Winners videos will be shared at our event on Oct 21.
HELP SPREAD THE GREAT NEWS
Check out our sharing tool kit for quick and easy ways to encourage your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to watch the Premiere of the Be the Difference Awards.
SUSTAIN THIS ANNUAL EVENT
Become a friend of the Be the Difference Awards. Donate $50 or more to be entered into our drawing to win a Warriors Jersey signed by Draymond Green.
JOIN OUR LUNCH BUNCH
Purchase your meal on the day of the event between 12-9 PM from Woodstock Pizza and up to 25% of the proceeds will go to the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS
MEET OUR 2020 JUDGES
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer-Santa Cruz County Bank
Realtor– David Lyng Real Estate
Community Relations Representative– University of California Santa Cruz
Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer– Santa Cruz Community Credit Union
Chief Operation Officer K&D Landscaping
Public Affairs Manager– Kaiser Permanente
Vice President, Marketing & Development– Bay Federal Credit Union
Public & Community Relations Coordinator–Santa Cruz Warriors
Business and Financial Analysis–UCSC
Senior Media Advisor– KION 5/46