Be the Difference Awards- Call for Nominations

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Winners from the 2014 Be the Difference Awards Gala

We are excited to kick off  the Call for Nominations for the 10th Annual Be the Difference Awards on Monday August 15th.  The “Be the Difference” Awards are about honoring the individuals, groups, non-profits, and businesses who make a difference in Santa Cruz County through volunteerism.

All community members are invited to share their stories of inspiration.  Have you worked alongside a dedicated volunteer, admire the way a particular non-profit engages volunteers, or observed a business going the extra mile for civic engagement? Then we encourage you  to fill out a nomination form.

Nominations will be accepted August 15th through September 7th, 2016.   

Each of us can think of a volunteer that has touched our lives in some way, big or small. The Be the Difference Awards provide the annual opportunity for the larger community to say thank-you and to share the powerful stories of our local change-makers.

Over 350 individuals, groups and businesses have been recognized since the inception of the event.

It is wonderful to see this number grow each year, to hear fresh new stories of individuals of all ages and from all walks of life who are dedicating themselves to the causes they care about, and to know that this is a clear indication that volunteer movement in Santa Cruz County is on the rise. It is a true testament to the character of our community.

All nominees will receive a complimentary ticket and recognition at the Be the Difference Awards Lunch Gala which annually brings together more than 250 attendees in celebration of service.

This year’s event will take place on Friday October 28th at the Cocoanut Grove from 11:30-1:30 PM.  Selected nominees in each category will receive special recognition through film and publicity.

Learn More about the Awards and Download a Nomination Form

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