Heart of Marin Awards & Heart of Napa Awards

Where volunteers, nonprofits, and leaders shine.

27th Annual Heart of Marin

SAVE THE DATE: Awards Ceremony & Luncheon Thursday, January 9, 2020
Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 11:00am – 2:00pm
PURCHASE TICKETS & TABLES

Nominations now being accepted through November 6th.

Be sure to read our nominating procedures before submitting.
This year’s award categories, prize money, and narrative questions are featured below.

5th Annual Heart of Napa

SAVE THE DATE:
Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Napa Valley Expo, Chardonnay Hall
11:00am – 1:30pm

 Stay tuned for more information or contact our Event Coordinator with any questions!

Heart of Marin Awards

In its 27th year, CVNL will grant $35,000 back into the Marin community in honor of leaders in the following award categories:

The Corporate Community Service Award will be presented to a business that has fostered and encouraged volunteerism and philanthropy among its employees.

Sponsored by: PG&E and BioMarin

The Volunteer of the Year Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an individual (other than a board member) who has provided exemplary volunteer service to a Marin nonprofit organization.

Sponsored by: EACH Foundation

The Excellence in Board Leadership Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an exceptional volunteer member of a Marin nonprofit board of directors.

Sponsored by: EO Products and Bregante+Company, LLP

The Excellence in Innovation Award and $5,000 will be presented to an individual, organization or partnership that has developed new, creative and effective strategies for advancing solutions to critical issues in our community.

Sponsored by: Comerica Bank

Up to five Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards of $1,000 each will be presented to full-time middle or high school students serving a Marin nonprofit in the community, education or faith environment.

Sponsored by: Redwood Credit Union

The Excellence in Leadership Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an executive director who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and whose vision has inspired meaningful and lasting change benefiting the organization and community.

Sponsored by: Marin Community Foundation

The Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award and $5,000 will be presented to an organization that has demonstrated exemplary service to their constituents.

Sponsored by: Nugget Markets

The Lifetime Achievement Award and $5,000 for a nonprofit of their choice will be presented to an individual who has made a positive and notable difference during their career by significantly contributing to address a cause, issue or discipline.

Sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente

All nominations must be received by 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
For those who submit nominations by October 16, you will be entered into our ticket raffle. Don’t wait – Nominate!

Be sure to read our nominating procedures and application questions before submitting.
Check out images from the 2018 Heart of Marin Luncheon.

Heart of Napa Awards

In its 5th year, CVNL will grant $25,000 back into the Napa community in honor of leaders in the following award categories:

The Corporate Community Service Award will be presented to a business that has fostered and encouraged volunteerism and philanthropy among its employees.

Sponsored by: PG&E

The Volunteer of the Year Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an individual (other than a board member) who has provided exemplary volunteer service to a Napa nonprofit organization.

Sponsored by: Syar Foundation

The Excellence in Board Leadership Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an exceptional volunteer member of a Napa nonprofit board of directors.

Co-Sponsored by: Comerica Bank

Up to five Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards of $1,000 each will be presented to full-time middle or high school students serving a Napa nonprofit in the community, education or faith environment.

Sponsored by: Redwood Credit Union

The Excellence in Leadership Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an executive director who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and whose vision has inspired meaningful and lasting change benefiting the organization and community.

The Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award and $5,000 will be presented to an organization that has demonstrated exemplary service to their constituents.

Nominations will open in October 2019 – be sure to read our nominating procedures before submitting. Read last year’s press release or check out images from the 2018 Heart of Napa Luncheon.

Thank you to Presenting Sponsor

At Bank of Marin, they serve Bay Area businesses and the people who run them, providing insight, guidance, and support as part of the legendary service that is our hallmark. Community commitment is one of their core values as they truly believe that strong communities benefit everyone. In the words of their founder, Bill Murray, “If we do good, then everybody does better”

Nominating Procedures

These are applicable for events in both counties. Please complete your nominations online according to these FAQ:

Online submissions must be received no later than 5:00 pm following the applicable deadlines:

HEART OF MARIN: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
HEART OF NAPA: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

You may nominate in multiple categories and self-nominations are accepted, although we welcome you to nominate a community partner who inspires the work you do..

Please review the application questions associated with each award category. You will be required to respond to these in your narrative.

The submitted narrative should be in 12-point font, 1” margins, and may not exceed three (3) pages. No supplementary materials will be accepted and could disqualify your submission (unless you are submitting a nomination for Lifetime Achievement in Marin).

The luncheon is our opportunity to publicly acknowledge all nominees and their commitments to the community. Since we do not announce award recipients in advance, all nominees are expected to attend. Mark your calendars early and secure your tickets before the holidays – they tend to sell out!

It is fine if your work goes outside of Marin/Napa but remember this is an award for service in the particular county – focus on that within your narratives.

After completing your online nomination, an automatic email will be sent to the email provided for the nominee and nominator letting them know of the successful submission.

This year's Award Sponsors include...

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2019 Media Sponsor

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Melissa Stoakley

Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator

My passion is community engagement and social responsibility. As a public relations and marketing graduate with a love for networking, I bring enthusiasm and keen perception to all my activities, both personal and professional, as I strive to bring out the best in others and my community at large. Let’s connect to take your individual and organizational impact to the next level!

mstoakley@cvnl.org or 415-448-0322