Long Island Imagine Awards


The 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards was held virtually on July 8, 2020.

Watch the Virtual 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards and Let’s Imagine: Learning from the Leaders of the Imagine Awards!

8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards Journal

Learn more about the Imagine Awards, Our Finalists, Committee, Judges, and Sponsors!

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The 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards was virtually held Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Last year, over 450 of the region’s top nonprofit executives, volunteers and corporate sponsors attended this gala event which was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.

Over 160 nonprofit applications were submitted to win $5,000 grants in each of five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and Arts and Culture. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category as well as a Fan Favorite will be awarded the grant LIVE at the awards ceremony.

8th Annual Winner's Videos

Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Winner: Splashes of Hope

Cerini & Associates Social Impact Winner: VIBS

Vanguard Insurance Agency Rising Star Winner: Birthday Wishes of Long Island

Empire National Bank Innovation Winner: Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

Certilman Balin Leadership Winner: John Miller, The Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs

Nerds That Care Fan Favorite Winner: The Book Fairies

Nonprofit Resource Hub Hall of Fame Winner: Island Harvest Food Bank

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