LONG ISLAND IMAGINE AWARDS
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
5:00-6:00pm | Nationwide Virtual Cocktail Hour
6:00-7:00pm | LIVE Imagine Awards Event
7pm-7:30pm | Virtual Networking Continues
Tickets $25 | Nonprofit $10
TIME LEFT UNTIL THE EVENT!
NERDS THAT CARE FAN FAVORITE AWARD VOTING CAMPAIGN IS LIVE!
VOTE DAILY FOR YOUR FAVORITE NONPROFIT FINALIST!
You can vote for your favorite Long Island Imagine Finalist DAILY! The finalist with the most votes will be recognized and awarded $3,000 during the Virtual Long Island Imagine Awards on April 27th!
Voting will end on March 31st at Midnight!
The Long Island Imagine Awards was created as a way to showcase the nonprofit sector and all the good work that it does, as well as provide opportunities for deeper collaboration within the sector. The event acts as an opportunity to meet new people, discover new organizations doing business on Long Island, develop new relationships, and learn from the organizations that are being honored.
Long Island based nonprofits compete against each other in 5 categories – Arts & Culture; Innovation; Leadership Excellence; Rising Star; & Social Impact, with the winner in each category winning a $5,000 grant. In addition, the 20 finalists, 4 in each category, will each receive a professionally produced video, which will be showcased the night of the event, and two free tickets to the event.
**The 9th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards has made the decision to convert the live awards gala to a virtual event that will take place on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 5:00-7:30pm. After the success of the 2020 virtual event due to Covid-19, the volunteer planning committee agreed that rather than continue to postpone, it is best to produce another exciting virtual event and get the prize money in the hands of the winning nonprofits as soon as possible. The virtual format will feature an hour long “Cocktail Event” where sponsors and attendees can network prior to the start of the program and again for 30 minutes at the conclusion. Integrating the pre-recorded sponsor and finalist videos with the LIVE announcements of the winners in addition to offering viewers the ability to donate directly to the finalists before, during and after the LIVE event is an exciting and innovative approach.**
The Imagine Awards is an award program that
was designed for 3 reasons:
To shine a spotlight on those nonprofits that are truly unique those with strong leadership, who are innovative in their actions and operations, who are impactful on both a micro and macro perspective, who are significantly advancing programs and the sector on a regular basis, who think out of the box, and who understand the need to effectively collaborate to leverage results.
To foster relationships having the ability for nonprofit leadership to come together and communicate, to see what each other are doing, to share ideas, and to find ways to effectively work and collaborate with each other creates a more integrated and stronger sector for all of us.
To provide education it’s a little bit of a cliché, but we don’t know what we don’t know. Nonprofit leadership is often focused on the day to day needs of their organization and don’t always have a place to turn or an avenue to bounce questions off of. The Imagine Awards offers this through idea sharing, access to winners (Let’s Imagine Event), and more.
The Imagine Awards not only provides a $5,000 check to the winner in each category, it provides a professionally developed video to each finalist, it provides an avenue to collaborate and explore, it provides exposure and recognition to the finalists and the sector, and it provides a night where the light is shine in on the sector to spotlight all the amazing things that are happening in the nonprofit community. Imagine Awards participants have developed new partnerships and collaborations, have made corporate connections which has resulted in new board members and contributions, have gain strategic insight into what other organizations are doing, and have developed new friendships and relationships that have proven essential in the growth and development of their organizations.
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DOUG GEED OF NEWS 12 RETURNING AS EMCEE!
News 12 Long Island
Doug Geed is an anchor and the last remaining original team member for News 12 Long Island when it debuted in December of 1986.
A graduate of Syosset High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Geed co-anchors News 12’s Daytime Show, reports in the field and is the creator, producer and host of the Emmy Award Winning East End Show.
In all Geed has won 10 Emmy Awards and was named the 2004 Journalist of the Year by the LI Press Club.
He lives in Suffolk County with his wife of over 35 years and his three children.
Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award
Certilman Balin Leadership Excellence Award
Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award
Flushing Bank Innovation Award
Nerds That Care Fan Favorite Award
Vanguard Insurance Agency Rising Star Award
Nonprofit Resource Hub Hall of Fame Award
The Long Island Imagine Awards Hall of Fame was established to honor those organizations that consistently excel in the areas of leadership, impact, and operations. These organizations continuously operate at the highest level and have been recognized by the Imagine Awards as a consistent winner or finalist.
The 2021 Award Recipient is Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.