April is Volunteer Month, so across the country, Americans and Kalamazoo-ites in particular will be giving time and energy to help others.
National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, 2014. The week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating that by working together, our communities can meet their challenges and accomplish hard-won goals.
Volunteer Kalamazoo in partnership with MLive Media Group/Kalamazoo Gazette is hosting it’s 29th annual STAR Awards to encourage individuals & groups to take this sort of action & be in the center of social change in the Kalamazoo County area. The STAR awards demonstrate the importance of recognizing our beloved Kalamazoo volunteers for their vital contributions.
The STAR Awards will inspire you and remind you of the best-of-the-best in our wonderful community. Each April, during National Volunteer Week, more than 600 volunteers, nonprofit staff and community members come together to recognize STAR Award winners, hear their stories, and celebrate volunteering.
Just as we did last year, we are rolling out the red carpet and holding the program at Chenery Auditorium. Join us for an uplifting morning of stories from our 2014 STAR Award winners, a special performance, and a continental breakfast reception prior to the event. Whether you’re a winner, a nominee, a nonprofit staffer or a community member, you’ll walk away filled with pride in your community. We always do. We look forward to seeing you there!
List of 2014 Nominees | About STAR Awards
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 7:15-9:00 am
7:15-8am Continental Breakfast Reception
8-9am Awards Ceremony
Location: Chenery Auditorium, 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
Co-sponsored by Volunteer Kalamazoo and MLive Media Group/Kalamazoo Gazette.
Special thanks to Theo & Stacy’s and Kalamazoo Community Foundation for their support of the event.