Community Connections

Request for Nominations

Do you know people or nonprofit organizations in our community who have distinguished themselves for their spirit of service? Whether they contribute time to volunteer, lend financial support to great causes or provide leadership for nonprofit organizations, this is your opportunity to honor them.

Nominate a community volunteer, nonprofit organization, business benefactor, community collaborator or philanthropist for a 2017 Spirit of Sedona Award. Awardees will be recognized at a reception on Thursday, September 28.

Nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 31 to be considered.

Please do not ask the nominee to assist in completing nomination materials.

Nomination Requirements

See below for specific questions to address in the reason/rationale section for each nomination category. If you run out of space in the box above, please submit the form and email the entire reason/rationale letter for each nominee to Tracey McConnell.

Volunteer of the Year

  • Describe the nominee’s involvement, activities and investment of time and talent.
  • How does the nominee exhibit leadership in his/her role?
  • How has the volunteer offered creative solutions to support the work of the nonprofit organization(s) s/he serves?
  • What other attributes are significant/relevant to your nomination?

Business Benefactor of the Year

  • Describe the business’s involvement, activities and investment in the community.
  • How has the business supported community and/or local nonprofit organizations?
  • How does the business encourage the participation of employees and/or customers?
  • What other attributes are significant/relevant to your nomination?

Nonprofit Organization of the Year

  • How does the organization benefit the community and/or individual welfare?
  • What new projects and/or achievements make this organization worthy of recognition?
  • What makes the organization successful in fulfilling its mission?
  • What other attributes are significant/relevant to your nomination?

Philanthropist of the Year

  • Describe the nominee’s involvement, activities and investment of time and talent.
  • How does the nominee exhibit leadership in his/her charitable work?
  • In what roles has the nominee assumed responsibility to make a difference in the community?
  • What other attributes are significant/relevant to your nomination?

Community Collaborator

  • Describe the nominee’s collaborative efforts for community betterment.
  • How does the nominee exhibit leadership in bringing groups together?
  • How has the nominee offered creative, collaborative solutions for community betterment?
  • What other attributes are significant/relevant to your nomination?