Press Release: CVNL Announces Call for Nominations for the 3rd Annual Heart of Napa Awards

December 5, 2017


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CVNL Anounces Call for Nominations for the
3rd Anual Heart of Napa™ Awards

Heart of Napa Awards $22,500 to Napa Nonprofits
Submit Nominations by Friday, January 19, 2018

SAN RAFAEL & NAPA, CA, December 5, 2017 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has opened their call for nominations for the 3rd Anual Heart of Napa™ Awards. The Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Napa Valley Expo.

At the event, outstanding Napa nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them will be recognized in six award categories and $22,500 will be given to recipients. “CVNL is excited to produce this wonderful community event for the third time,” said Linda Jacobs, CVNL CEO. “Nonprofit leaders and volunteers work extremely hard to meet the growing needs of our community, especially this year when thousands of volunteers and nonprofits stepped up to support those impacted by the North Bay fires.”

The Heart of Napa™ Awards will recognize an executive director whose vision has inspired meaningful change with the Excellence in Leadership Award (sponsored by Redwood Credit Union). Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Napa Solano) 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 Napa nonprofit (sponsored by Syar Foundation). Up to five Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards will be presented to middle or high school students serving a Napa community, education or faith nonprofit (sponsored by Bank of Marin). An exceptional volunteer member of a Napa nonprofit board of directors will be recognized with the Excellence in Board Leadership Award (sponsored by Redwood Credit 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).

Nonprofits, leaders, and volunteers have shown courage, resilience, and generosity throughout the year: share their stories. Complete nominations online by Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets and tables are now available and can be purchased online at

Nominations Due: Friday, January 19, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
Awards Luncheon: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd Street, Napa, CA 94559.