The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands invites nominations for its 2018 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards which will be presented at the 22nd Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, October 30 at The Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. Nominations can be submitted online at capecodphilanthropy.org

Each year, this prestigious high profile conference attracts more than 500 professional fundraisers, executive directors, board members, and volunteers across the region. Outstanding community members are recognized in four categories: Philanthropist, Business/Organization, Volunteer and Youth.

“The Cape and Islands would not be the resilient, beautiful community we know and love without the dedication and support of philanthropists, volunteers, businesses and our young people. We encourage everyone in the community to take a moment to nominate individuals and businesses that have significantly contributed to making our region great,” said Barbara Cotton, committee chair, Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod.

The Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards are given each year. Last year’s recipients included Philanthropist Blanche Seifer, Wequassett Resort, Volunteer Ellen Dickinson, and Youth recipients and twin brothers Alec and Evan Abramson.

Nomination deadline is Friday September 14. Nominators are encouraged to collaborate in submitting joint nominations for awardees for the following criteria:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award Criteria: Presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity and demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the local community.

Outstanding Volunteer Award Criteria: Presented to a volunteer who demonstrates exceptional leadership skills and has demonstrated outstanding philanthropic commitment through fundraising efforts and/or coordinating community involvement to benefit Cape Cod and the Islands.

Outstanding Business/Organization Award Criteria: Presented to a business/organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement in response to local needs.

Outstanding Youth/Youth Organization Criteria: Presented to a youth or youth organization that has demonstrated outstanding philanthropic commitment through fundraising efforts and/or coordinating community involvement to benefit Cape Cod and the Islands.

Previous Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award recipients are also listed
at capecodphilanthropy.org/philanthropy-day/awards/.