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Heart of Yuma call for nominations

Nomination Form

The Yuma Community Foundation invites you to submit your nominations for the Heart of Yuma awards. As in previous years, nominees in all categories will be evaluated using the following criteria: INVOLVEMENT, LEADERSHIP, INITIATIVE and CONTRIBUTION. Review the list of last year's recipients of Heart of Yuma awards.

Download the nomination form and use one form for each nomination. You may nominate people and organizations in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Leader
  • Outstanding Young Leader (18 years of age and under)
  • Outstanding Benefactor
  • Outstanding For-Profit Corporation
    Nominees in the FOR-PROFIT category should be companies that have demonstrated a history of generosity and/or leadership benefiting Yuma area nonprofit organizations.
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Organization
    Nominees in the NONPROFIT category should be organizations that have a strong history of improving the quality of life in Yuma County.

Submit completed nomination forms by email or if you prefer, you may mail printed forms to Yuma Community Foundation, P.O. Box 6835, Yuma, AZ 85366. You may nominate in more than one category, but please use a separate form for each nomination. Whether mailed or emailed, nominations must be received by Monday, September 29.

The Heart of Yuma awards will be presented during the annual Yuma Community Foundation recognition celebration on Tuesday, October 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Schoening Conference Center at Arizona Western College.

2013 Heart of Yuma Awards

We are delighted to recognize those who were chosen by their peers as the most “Outstanding” in 2013:

  • Phil and Debbie Townsend, Philanthropists of the Year
  • Bud Thompson, Outstanding Volunteer
  • Shelley Mellon, Outstanding Leader
  • Alex Deckey, Outstanding Young Leader
  • The Willen Family, Outstanding Benefactors
  • MGM Design, Outstanding For Profit Corporation
  • Assistance League of Yuma, Outstanding Nonprofit Organization



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