Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership Announces Call for Nominations for the 2nd Annual Heart of Sonoma County Awards™

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Submit Nominations online by Friday April 15, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Heart of Sonoma Awards

SONOMA COUNTY, CA, March 10, 2022 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has opened their call for nominations for the 2nd Annual Heart of Sonoma County Awards. 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 15, 2022, by 5:00 PM at

“CVNL has been producing Heart Events for nearly 30 years,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO at CVNL. “These events recognize the time, talent, and treasure that our local individuals and organizations contribute in our communities. We are so proud to present this second annual event for Sonoma County. 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 super stars of Sonoma County.”

Heart of Sonoma County gives $35,000 to outstanding nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. Comerica Bank, Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Peter E Haas Jr. Family Fund, Redwood Credit Union, and Summit State Bank make this event and the awards presented, possible.

Nominations will be 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.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on June 9th, 2022, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. All nominees and recipients will be honored at the event. In-person attendance will be limited and proof of vaccination with be required in advance.

If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact Alie Berka, Development Manager, or at 415.448.0333.

About CVNL: For nearly 60 years, CVNL has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer services, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™, Heart of Napa™ and the new Heart of Sonoma™ events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy, and more equitable communities. Visit to discover more.