Thank you for your interest in the Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on the Wednesday of National Volunteer Week - April 18, 2012. Registration will begin at 4:30 PM. The event will conclude no later than 7:00 PM.
The Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony was established in 2009 to recognize the spirit and achievements of local volunteers and nonprofit organizations. The ceremony is a joint effort between the UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center and the Junior League of Springfield. Over 300 community members attended the ceremony in its first year.
We encourage you to take a moment and thank those who tirelessly give their time and talent to make our community a priceless place to live and thrive. Nominate a volunteer or organization today!
You should select a category for your nominee based upon the description below. Some nominees may fall into more than one category, but please choose only one category for each nominee. The committee reserves the right to place a nominee in an alternate category if the committee feels it better assures appropriate recognition.
An unlimited number of individuals may be nominated for this award, which will honor him/her for exceptional volunteer service and commitment to improving the Springfield community. All nominees will receive a certificate of appreciation at the ceremony. Five of these nominees will be selected and recognized at the ceremony by having their nomination letter and short biography read at the ceremony. One of these five will be chosen by committee judges to be considered as the Distinguished Volunteer and will receive a $100 stipend and award.
Each nonprofit agency may recognize up to 2 volunteers for their service to and promotion of the organization’s mission and goals in the community. Only local 501(c)3 agencies may nominate volunteers for this award.
This award will recognize one nonprofit agency for its overall commitment, service, and dedication to improving the Springfield community.
This award will honor a volunteer under age 18 (by March 3, 2011) for his/her service to the Springfield community.
This award will be presented to a current University of Illinois Springfield staff or faculty member who has exemplified extraordinary dedication to service at UIS and in the Springfield community.
This award will be presented to a current University of Illinois Springfield student (undergraduate or graduate) who has exemplified extraordinary dedication to service at UIS and in the Springfield community.
Please note that the Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony judging committee reserves the right to disqualify any nominee for any reason it sees fit. If the nomination materials are not correctly filled out, submitted past the deadline, or are in any other way unsuitable for consideration, the nominees may not be recognized.
By sponsoring the Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony, you're investing in the people and organizations who are dedicated to improving the well-being of the Springfield community. Large or small, your gift will help us continue our mission of recognizing the very best and most effective of these public servants. You can make your gift securely online by going to the Volunteer Center Development page. Be sure to note in your special instructions that the gift is intended for the Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony.
Gold Sponsorship – $1,500 Investment
Silver Sponsorship – $750 Investment
Bronze Sponsorship –$250 Investment
Angel Sponsorship – $50 Investment
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