Neighborhood Services News
Join us as we congratulate all the finalists for the 2011 “Community Spirit Awards”
Excitement is growing in anticipation of the words: “and the winner is” for our 3rd Annual LINC Community Spirit Awards Dinner and Banquet celebration March 24, 2011 at Devos Place (300 Monroe Ave). The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30pm.
And the nominees are…
Cornerstone Award: Organization that is a model of capacity building and demonstrates impact in a specific area
Nominees: United Methodist Community House & The Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation (Chana Edmond-Verley)
Outstanding Collaboration: Highlights a creative and provocative partnership formed between non-profits and other non-profits, foundations, businesses and/or governmental entities working together to create impact not possible otherwise
Nominees: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc-GR Alumni Chapter & LISC
Innovation: Organization or program that has employed innovative strategies of their missions, developed something “brand-new” with a new twist
Nominees: Revolution Christian Ministries & Kids' Food Basket (Christine Lentine)
Enterprise: Companies/businesses that engage non-profit organizations expertise, resources and/or partnerships for exemplary results
Nominees: The Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation (Chana Edmond-Verley) & Kellogg Foundation (Nadia Brigham)
Youth Spirit: Individual 18 years or younger working at making change and community impact occur.
Nominees: Tera Dentmond & Tiffany Boorsma
Community Spirit:Individual within an organization that uses creative thinking and goes above and beyond the call of duty towards the missions & goals of their organization
Nominees: Joe Jones & Melita Travis-Johnson
Independent Spirit: Individual volunteers, community leaders that provide countless hours of selfless time, labor and resources for the cause in which they believe in.
Nominees: Eddie Grover & James Ingram Jr.
Non-Profit Project of the Year: Awarded to a non-profit that has completed a project in the last 18-months that displays a sense of community and partnerships consistent with local development efforts, demonstrating commitment to the neighborhoods and communities in which they serve.
Nominees: Kroc Center & Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Visionary:Awarded to an individual that has demonstrated the ability to provide leadership and vision which promotes community development and has a lifelong personal/professional commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities that they live, work and worship.
Nominees: Pastor Kyle Ray & Pastor James Jones
Once again congratulations to all of the finalists and good luck! Tickets are still available, come out and support your friend, mentor, organization.
March 24, 2011 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Appetizers & Networking reception at 6:30. Dinner immediately following
Devos Place| 300 Monroe Ave NW
$50.00 per person and $75.00 per couple
Tickets are very limited, but there will be a few left at the door if you are interested in attending!
Look forward to seeing you there!