With Gratitude and Thanks for Local Nonprofits, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership Invite Community Members to Nominate for the 4th Annual Heart of Sonoma County Awards

Recognizing Sonoma County’s Nonprofit Volunteers, Leaders & Organizations

Nominations are due online December 11, 2023

SONOMA COUNTY, CA, November 22, 2023 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) with Presenting Sponsor Comerica Bank launch the 4th Annual Heart of Sonoma County Awards Call for Nominations. Heart of Sonoma County celebrates nonprofits and recognizes the businesses, leaders and volunteers that serve them.

Everyone is encouraged to honor the contributions and achievements of nonprofits, leaders, and volunteers by submitting nominations online by December 11, 2023, by midnight at https://cvnl.org/4th-heart-of-sonoma-county/.

“CVNL has been producing Heart Events for over 30 years,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO at CVNL. “These events recognize the time, talent, and treasure, that individuals and organizations contribute to our communities. With the generous support of our sponsors and community partners, we are thankful to once again bring this event to Sonoma County. We encourage everyone to nominate organizations and individuals that you want to honor for their work!”

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 4th Annual Heart of Sonoma County Award Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 14th, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at The Backdrop. The community is invited to attend and help celebrate. Reserve seats and tables online at https://cvnl.org/4th-heart-of-sonoma-county/.

“Celebrating the achievements of our nonprofit community is more important than ever,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL. “Nonprofits have continued to serve their communities in creative and courageous ways during a challenging four years in order to carry out their missions, programs, and activities. We can’t wait to honor them all.”

Heart of Sonoma County is made possible with generous support from Presenting Sponsor Comerica Bank and Award Sponsors PG&E, Peter E Haas Jr. Family Fund and Redwood Credit Union. Additional support is invited to sponsor award categories. Please contact ljacobs@cvnl.org for more information on opportunities to sponsor an award.

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 time to review the eight award categories and nominate in as many as you have candidates for: let’s show our gratitude to those who work and volunteer within our nonprofit sector,” said Jacobs.

Submit your nominations and reserve your seats online by visiting https://cvnl.org/4th-heart-of-sonoma-county/.

For more information on sponsoring an award category, please contact Linda Jacobs, CVNL CEO, at ljacobs@cvnl.org or call 415.479.5710 x300.

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About CVNL

Since 1964, 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 Learning & Leadership programs and trainings, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™, Heart of Napa™ and Heart of Sonoma County events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Paratransit. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, Sonoma and Solano 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 www.cvnl.org to discover more.