Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership 3rd Annual Heart of Sonoma County Awards (TM) Call for Nominations

Recognizing Sonoma County’s Outstanding Nonprofit Volunteers, Leaders & Organizations. Nominations are due online Friday April 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

SONOMA COUNTY, CA, March 14, 2023 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) launches their 3rd Annual Heart of Sonoma County Awards Call for Nomiations. Heart of Sonoma County is a visible and celebratory platform to honor individuals and groups in Sonoma County who step up to serve our community in heroic ways.

Everyone is encouraged to honor the contributions and achievements of nonprofits, leaders, and volunteers by submitting nominations online by Friday, April 7, 2023, by 5:00 PM at

“CVNL has been producing Heart Events for 30 years,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO at CVNL. “These events recognize the time, talent, and treasure, that our local individuals and organizations contribute to our communities. With the generous support of our sponsors and community partners, we are thankful and proud to bring this event to Sonoma. These awards demonstrate that Sonoma County is a community of great leaders and organizations!”

Comerica Bank is the event’s Presenting Sponsor. Mike Silva, Bay Area Regional President is a proud sponsor of CVNL Heart events: “Comerica Bank is extremely pleased to have a role in recognizing so many nonprofit community partners and the many wonderful people who give their all to serve others. CVNL has been doing this for many years in Marin and Napa counties and we are honored to support and recognize the nonprofit superstars of Sonoma County.”

The 3rd Annual Heart of Sonoma County Award Luncheon will be held at the Friedman Event Center on Thursday, June 15th, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The community is invited to attend and help celebrate. Reserve seats and tables online at

“Celebrating the work and successes of our nonprofit community is more important than ever,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL. “We know many nonprofits have continued to serve their communities in creative and courageous ways to carry out their missions, programs, and activities. We can’t wait to honor them all.”

Heart of Sonoma County gives $35,000 to outstanding nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. Heart of Sonoma County is made possible with generous support from Presenting Sponsor Comerica Bank and Award Sponsors Community Foundation of Sonoma County, Peter E Haas Jr. Family Fund and Redwood Credit Union.

Nominations are accepted in the following award categories: Volunteer of the Year, Excellence in Board Leadership, Corporate Community Service  Excellence in Innovation, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Excellence in Leadership, Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence, and Lifetime Achievement.

“Take a moment to review the eight award categories and nominate in as many as you can: let’s recognize the achievements and success of those who work and volunteer within our nonprofit sector,” said Jacobs.

Submit your nominations and reserve your seats online by visiting

If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact Linda Jacobs, CVNL CEO, or call 415.479.5710 x300.