Nonprofits First, Inc. will host its second annual Hats Off
Nonprofit Awards this October, honoring those in Palm Beach County’s nonprofit
sector for their dedication to service and the business of doing good.
Nominations are now being accepted online at HatsOffAwards.org until 5 p.m. on
Friday, August 10.
All nominees will be recognized at a spirited, hat-themed
cocktail reception on Tuesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Harriett
Himmel Theatre in West Palm Beach. Award winners will be kept secret until that
evening when they will be announced during the ceremony.
“With more than 30,000 employees, the nonprofit sector in
Palm Beach County is an economic driver, “ said Nonprofits First CEO Jessica
Cecere. “It’s time we give them the recognition they deserve, and Nonprofits
First is proud to do it.”
The public is invited to submit nominations in one or more
of eight categories, including awards for organizations and individuals.
Complete details are on the website.
A blue ribbon panel of 42 community leaders in the public
and private sectors will select the winners. Two live awards will also be
announced at the event. Guests will be invited to vote on the People’s Choice
Award, which will acknowledge the nominee that gets the most votes. Also, judges will be scouting for creativity
when they select a winner of the Best Hat Award.
“Last year’s inaugural Hats Off Awards event was a roaring success
filled with energy as we honored more than 100 nominees and hosted over 300 guests,“
Cecere said. “The momentum is building, and we anticipate yet another exciting,
fun-filled tribute evening.”
Funds raised from this unique event benefit Nonprofits First
Education Programs and Rising Leaders. These programs focus on the professional
development, leadership and training the nonprofit community volunteers and
employees need to lead and succeed.For more than 11 years, Nonprofits First, Inc. has been the leading resource for strengthening the administrative and operational capacity of nonprofit organizations in the community. Comprised of experienced professionals, consultants and volunteers, the vision of Nonprofits First is a community in which all nonprofits achieve their highest level of success.
Harriett Himmel Theatre in West Palm Beach
700 S Rosemary Ave, CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL 33401