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Individual Award Categories

The Meg Baxter Legacy Award celebrates an individual who has played a role in the long term success and viability of United Way of Greater Portland. It honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the community; made a significant contribution to advancing United Way’s mission; and served as a dedicated volunteer, loyal leadership-level donor, and long-time friend.

The Bert Andrews Volunteer Award recognizes the contribution that a volunteer makes to the mission of United Way and the cause of caring for others. The award is presented to a volunteer who best exhibits commitment, enthusiasm, caring, and support in the areas (1) quality of children’s early learning experiences; (2) opportunities for people to build financial stability; and/or (3) people’s health.

The Change Maker Award recognizes an individual who speaks out on behalf of or educates others on issues on (1) increasing the quality of children’s early learning experiences; (2) increasing opportunities for people to build financial stability; and/or (3) improving people’s health.

Organizational Award Categories

The GIVE Award will recognize organizations that demonstrate excellence, creativity, and generosity during the 2017 United Way of Greater Portland campaign, resulting in a year-over-year campaign increase.

The ADVOCATE Award will recognize organizations that speak out on behalf of or educate others on the importance of (1) increasing the quality of children’s early learning experiences; (2) increasing opportunities for people to build financial stability; and/or (3) improving people’s health.

The VOLUNTEER Award will recognize organizations that dedicate time to an organization or organizations in the community that focus on (1) increasing the quality of children’s early learning experiences; (2) increasing opportunities for people to build financial stability; and/or (3) improving people’s health.

The Spirit Award will recognize one organization that exemplifies community support through their exceptional overall partnerships with United Way. To be considered for the Spirit of Greater Portland award, please submit a nomination for your organization in all three categories (Give, Advocate, and Volunteer).

NOTE: Organization awards will be divided into categories based on number of employees: Up to 99 employees, 100-249 employees, and 250 or more employees.

Applications are due December 30, 2017. For more information, please email awards@unitedwaygp.org.

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