Annual Community Caring Award

Our Annual GIFT Community Caring Award was established to offer a small token of appreciation to those members of our community who make "going above and beyond a part of their everyday life". We are very lucky to have so many caring individuals that are willing to offer of themselves to help others. On behalf of our annual award winner and GIFT, we will issue a grant of $500 to a non-profit organization of their choice in their honor.

The criteria are simple. Tell us about someone, in up to 500 words, which best personifies caring, and would be a worthy role model to others.

Please give consideration to:

  • Length of service
  • Scope and impact of work
  • Degree of difficulty and obstacles encountered
  • Imagination and innovation

The GIFT Affiliate Advisory Board will select a winner from the nominations that are received. The award recipient’s story will be available on our website so that people of all ages may be inspired by their words and actions.


Nomination Process FAQ’s
 

What characteristics and accomplishments are you looking for in a GIFTCommunity Caring Award candidate?

Caring Award recipients are role models who exemplify an extraordinary commitment to public service and social responsibility. We seek to honor those who have demonstrated selflessness, exhibited a long-term commitment to service and the betterment of society, and who have had a significant impact on the lives of others in our community. We particularly look for those whose efforts will last beyond their lifetime.

How do I nominate someone for a GIFT Community Caring Award?

Simply complete the nomination form and submit it along with a written summary explaining why you think your nominee should be recognized.

What is the GIFT Community Caring Awards nomination process?

All of the nominations we receive are acknowledged, reviewed, and evaluated. The GIFT Advisory Committee will select one award recipient and the winner will be announced. Nominations will be retained for future consideration.

How are Caring Award recipients honored?

We will present a framed certificate to the winner. The GIFT Community Caring Award winner will be honored by a $500 grant in their name to a non-profit organization of their choice. Recipients will also be profiled in the Geneseo Republic and on the GIFT website.
 

Please call 944-GIFT (4438) if you have further questions.

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