Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership Announces Heart of Marin™ Call for Nominations

September 28, 2016


Media Contacts:

Linda Davis
415.479.5710 x300


Sheila McNulty
Director of Marketing & Communications


CVNL Anounces Call for Nominations for the 24th Anual Heart of Marin™ Awards

Tell the Untold Stories of Marin Nonprofits and Volunteers
Submit Nominations by Monday, November 14, 2016

SAN RAFAEL, CA, September 28, 2016 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has opened our call for nominations for the 24th Anual Heart of Marin™ Awards. The Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall.

Join CVNL and presenting sponsor Union Bank in honoring local leaders and their causes. Your nominations will tell the untold stories of Marin nonprofits and those passionate individuals who dedicate their work to advance our communities. As the largest recognition event in the county, Heart of Marin gives $35,000 to outstanding Marin nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. All nominees and recipients will be honored at the January 12, 2017 event. 

“The Heart of Marin Awards is a truly unique event experience,” said Linda Davis, CEO of CVNL. “It’s not often you attend a gathering that brings so many community members together to celebrate those who contribute their time and talent to a wide array of Marin’s worthy causes.”

Complete nominations online or download a form and mail to, or drop off, at CVNL, 65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903 by Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets and tables are now available and can be purchased online. For questions, please call 415.479.5710 x 334. 

The Heart of Marin™ Awards will recognize an individual who has made a positive and notable difference during their career by significantly contributing to address a cause, issue or discipline with the Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael). An executive director whose vision has inspired meaningful change will be presented the Excellence in Leadership Award (sponsored by the Marin Community Foundation). Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence (sponsorship available) will be awarded to an organization that has demonstrated exemplary service to their constituents. The Volunteer of the Year will be an individual who has provided outstanding service to a Marin nonprofit (sponsored by Redwood Credit Union). Five Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards will be presented to middle or high school students serving a Marin community, education or faith nonprofit (sponsored by Bank of Marin). 

An exceptional volunteer member of a Marin nonprofit board of directors will be recognized with the Excellence in Board Leadership Award (sponsored by Sutter Health Novato Community Hospital). Excellence in Inovation will be awarded to an individual or organization that has developed new solutions to address critical issues in our community (sponsored by International ProInsurance and Pacific Union). The Corporate Community Service Award will be given to a business that has encouraged volunteerism among its employees (sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company). The Marin Independent Journal is the media sponsor.

For event information, nomination submission guidelines or to purchase tickets or tables, visit