They’re often the unsung heroes of our community, but each spring we sing their praises. The Service to Children Awards is an opportunity to recognize individuals and community groups whose efforts have significantly helped protect children and strengthen families.
The 2015 Service to Children Awards celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.
Registration will be required to attend the event and will begin in March.
2015 Service to Children Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Service to Children Awards. Nominate a group, friend, family member, or colleague for one of the five awards listed below by February 6, 2015. Those selected will be announced in late February.
Booker T. Washington Volunteer Award: A volunteer who has given his or her time to programs and services focused on children and families.
Christine Nelson Professional Award: A professional who is committed to efforts that support children and families.
Community Group Professional Award: An established group or organization that shares our vision to protect children, support families and strengthen our community.
Lifetime Child Advocate Award: An individual who has devoted a lifetime of service to children and families.
NEW – Silent Champion: An often unrecognized individual that may be playing a more behind the-scenes role, but is endlessly dedicated to the well-being of the children and families of our community
There are people and groups making our community great — one where children can thrive. Help us recognize them and make this celebration possible as a Service to Children Awards sponsor.
Presenting Sponsor (one available)- $3,000
Announcement in local media outlets with press release • Presentation at podium for opening of ceremony • Tickets for 8 representatives • Recognition in all pre- and post-event materials including press release, over 2,000 invitations, etc. • Logo/link on website • Logo in event program, signage and screen display • Verbal recognition at event • Recognition in newsletter and annual report
Celebrating Children Premier Sponsor (one available)- $1,000
Tickets for 6 representatives • Recognition in all pre- and post-event materials • Logo/link on website • Logo in event program, signage and screen display • Verbal recognition at event • Recognition in newsletter and annual report
Award Champion (five available)- $500
Tickets for 4 representatives • Logo featured on screen during presentation • Recognition in all pre- and post-event materials • Logo in event program • Logo/link on website • Recognition in newsletter and annual report
Partner in Celebration- $250
Tickets for 2 representatives • Logo in event program • Recognition on table at event
In-Kind Sponsor (food, beverage, printed materials, etc.)
Name in event program • Recognition on table with provided item(s)
Please contact Jenine Prus for more information on sponsorship opportunities.