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Your Long Island 501(c)(3) Nonprofit can Apply Now for the 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards in up to 5 Categories!

Each winner of the 5 categories receives $5,000 and all 20 finalists (including the winners) receive a free promotional video for their organization!

Applications due November 22, 2019.

Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award

This award will be given to a nonprofit that measures success not just by meeting its mission, but by affecting the surrounding community. Impact goes beyond the number of children served, shelters provided, and mouths fed. Impact looks at how the organization impacted the Long Island community as a whole, and how the results have been measured.

 


Certilman Balin Leadership Excellence Award

This award recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader (who may be an Executive Director, board member, staff member, volunteer, etc.) whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization. The leader must work in and reside in either Nassau or Suffolk Counties. This is not about traditional volunteering, directors, or funding, but focuses on innovation in driving organizational change and social impact.

 


Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award

This award is available to any arts and/or cultural organization that has had a significant impact on Long Island. This includes organizations that have had a significant, measurable impact on their community, developed new and/or innovative programming, developed effective fee-generating programs, or have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their artistic and/or cultural field.

 


Empire National Bank Innovation Award

This nonprofit has been innovative in adopting new platforms that have led to a significant increase in the organization’s ability to meet its mission. This could include the implementation of technology that enables the organization to achieve cost savings and better communication; a strategic approach to fundraising; a unique and effective public relations campaign; etc.

 


Nerds That Care Fan Favorite Award

Each finalist is automatically entered into the voting pool to win the $3,000 Fan Favorite Award. Voting typically runs for 3 weeks in March/April. The public can vote daily via social media and each finalist is encouraged to share the link. The finalist with the most votes is declared the “Fan Favorite” and is announced LIVE at the event.


Vanguard Insurance Agency Rising Star Award

This award will recognize a nonprofit generating under $2 million in revenue for its outstanding innovation, impact, and achievements in meeting its mission. The award will be given to an organization who demonstrates an outstanding record of sustained achievement, has successfully demonstrated successful financial performance, and has built a reputation for excellence within the community.


*Sponsorship Still Available* 2020 Hall of Fame Imagine Award – Island Harvest

The Long Island Imagine Awards Hall of Fame was established to honor those organizations that consistently excel in the areas of leadership, impact, and operations. These organizations continuously operate at the highest level and have been recognized by the Imagine Awards as a consistent winner or finalist.


The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award:
Island Harvest Food Bank

The Claire Friedlander Arts & Culture Award:
Bay Street Theater

The Empire National Bank Innovation Award:
Paws of War

The Vanguard Insurance Agency Rising Star Award:
Helping Makes U Happy, Inc.

The Certilman Balin Leadership Award:
Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman, Tiegerman

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award:
The INN

The Claire Friedlander Arts & Culture Award:
Cinema Arts Centre

The Empire National Bank Innovation Award:
Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation

The Flushing Bank Rising Star Award:
Girls Inc. of Long Island

The Certilman Balin Leadership Award:
Sister Patricia Griffith, Mercy Haven, Inc.

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award:
Pronto of Long Island, Inc.

The Claire Friedlander Arts & Culture Award:
East End Arts

The Empire National Bank Innovation Award:
Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities, Inc.

The Business Exchange Rising Star Award:
Angels For Warriors

The Certilman Balin Leadership Award:
Theresa Regnante, United Way of Long Island

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award:
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth

The Cerini & Associates Social Entrepreneurism Award:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island

The Empire National Bank Innovation Award:
School-Business Partnerships of Long Island

The Business Exchange Rising Star Award:
Best Buddies New York

The Certilman Balin Leadership Award:
Lillian Julien, COPE Foundation

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award:
Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.

The Bank of America/U.S. Trust Social Entrepreneurism Award:
eWorks Electronics Service, Inc.

The Empire National Bank Innovation Award:
Henry Viscardi at The Viscardi Center

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award:
Patient AirLift Services

The Business Exchange Leadership Award:
Randi Shubin Dresner, Island Harvest

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award:
Peconic Land Trust

The Pilot Benefits Innovation Award:
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk, Inc.

The Nixon Peabody Leadership Award:
Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN)

The Social Enterprise Alliance Long Island Chapter Social Entrepreneurism Award:
Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Inc. (FEGS)

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award:
RotaCare, Inc.

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award:
Island Harvest

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award:
Wyandanch Homes and Property Development Corporation

The Nixon Peabody Leadership Award:
Center for Science Teaching & Learning

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University Innovation Award:
Long Island Crisis Center

The Capital One Bank Social Entrepreneurism Award:
UCP of Nassau County

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