8th Annual

AWARD CEREMONY

The 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards was virtually held Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Last year, over 450 of the region’s top nonprofit executives, volunteers and corporate sponsors attended this gala event which was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.

Over 160 nonprofit applications were submitted to win $5,000 grants in each of five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and Arts and Culture. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category as well as a Fan Favorite will be awarded the grant LIVE at the awards ceremony.

Judges

Winners Videos

FINALISTS

CERINI & ASSOCIATES SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD

Family Service League

Options for Community Living, Inc.

Special Olympics New York – Long Island

VIBS

CERTILMAN BALIN LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD

Robert S. Budd, CEO – Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE)

Renee Flagler, Executive Director – Girls Inc. of Long Island

Dr. David Hegarty, Executive Director/CEO – Hope For Youth

John Miller, President/CEO – The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs

CLAIRE FRIEDLANDER ARTS & CULTURE AWARD

Nassau County Museum of Art

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

Spirit of Huntington Art Center

Splashes of Hope

EMPIRE NATIONAL BANK INNOVATION AWARD

Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

Spirit of Huntington Art Center

Guide Dog Foundation

VANGUARD INSURANCE AGENCY RISING STAR AWARD

Birthday Wishes of Long Island

New Hour for Women and Children – Long Island

Smile Farms Inc.

The Book Fairies

NONPROFIT RESOURCE HUB HALL OF FAME WINNER

Island Harvest Food Bank