See you at the Be the Difference Awards

We look forward to celebrating our top 50 nominees with you at Be the Difference Awards Thursday, October 10th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom.

We want to set minds at ease that the Cocoanut Grove is not in the planned power outage zone. Additionally, we want to let you know that there are still a few seats available. If you would like to bring an additional guest you are welcome to purchase at the event with a credit card. Doors open at 11:30 AM.

This event is possible because of the incredible support we receive from all of our sponsors. These folks are partners in our shared work of building a better community. In particular, we want to thank our presenting sponsor, Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, for their support in our mission to recognize the extraordinary folks who make a difference in our community.

We look forward to hosting a stellar event that truly honors the work of volunteers in our community. We all know that volunteers are important to the causes they work for, and every one of us has benefited from the work of volunteers. That’s cause enough to celebrate, but there’s more to it.

Did you know: having more volunteers in a community increases voting and property values, while decreasing crime? That’s right – volunteers make a community stronger. Guess what else? People who volunteer are happier, healthier and even live about two years longer than people who don’t volunteer. Since this is Santa Cruz, we can call that the good karma dividend.

Every year we ask and you answer by nominating people who inspire you through service in one of 3 categories. Our panel of judges picks the top 50 and selects a few outstanding stories in each category for special recognition. We look forward to honoring each and every nominee and officially announcing our 5 winners with the help of video highlights from KION.

Post event you will be able to view the videos on our Be the Difference Awards event page and throughout the next several days we will share photos on our Facebook page,  so be sure to check both out!

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