Celebrating Volunteerism and Community Impact

The Junior League of Collin County Excellence In Volunteer Service Awards honors nonprofit organizations and individuals who have greatly impacted the lives of those in Collin County. Recipients are chosen by members of the Junior League of Collin County Community Advisory Board and are honored at the Excellence In Volunteer Service presentation dinner each spring.

During the 2015 Excellence In Service Awards, the Junior League of Collin County debuted a new award, Spirit of Collaboration. As an organization that places a high value on collaboration, it is fitting to identify those in the community who embrace working cooperatively to serve those in need in Collin County. Collaboration is integral to building successful partnerships and identifying solutions that improve lives as well as drive innovation to achieve shared goals. The Junior League of Collin County is proud to honor Mayor Harry LaRosiliere with the first Spirit of Collaboration Award.

Nominate Now

You are invited to nominate an outstanding community volunteer or organization! Click here to download a nominations form. Nominee applications must be received no later than Friday, February 5, 2016.

Award Categories for the 2016 Excellence In Volunteer Service Awards are as follows:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Leader of the Year, Individual
  • Community Organization of the Year
  • Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Volunteer of the Year: Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Volunteer of the Year: High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Youth Organization of the Year
  • Collin County Business Leadership Award

Volunteerism in Collin County

Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in America with more than 850,000 people in 31 cities/towns. Volunteers make Collin County stronger, more vibrant, and improve the community. We ask that you partner with the Junior League of Collin County in recognizing an individual volunteer or organization that is making a difference in our community. Community leaders and volunteers will be present to share in the recognition and celebration of these volunteers’ contributions to the community. The awards for this year will be announced at the Excellence In Volunteer Service Awards on April 7, 2016.

Excellence In Volunteer Service Awards

When:

April 7, 2016
6 p.m. – check-in and social (cash bar)
6:30 p.m. – dinner and presentation

Where: 

Sheraton Hotel
1900 Gateway Blvd.
McKinney, Texas

Tickets:

  • Individual, $40. Click here.
  • Sponsor, $100. Click here.
    (Sponsor tickets are good for one (1) ticket, and sponsors will be listed in the event program.)
  • Business/non-profit information table tickets, $75. Click here.
    (Non-profit tables will be in the lobby, and the Junior League of Collin County will provide the tables and chairs. Non-profits may bring collateral materials and give-aways.)

2015 Excellence in Service Award Winners

Spirit of Collaboration Award – Mayor Harry LaRosiliere
Collin County Business Leadership Award – Champion Fire and Security
Collin County Business Leadership Award – JCPenney
High School Volunteer of the Year – Nishad Mysore
Middle School Volunteer of the Year – Avery DeWolf
Individual Community Leader of the Year – Cheryl Jackson, Minnie’s Food Pantry
Organization Community Leader of the Year – The Samaritan Inn
Youth Organization of the Year – Frisco Boy Scout Troop 77
Volunteer of the Year – Karen Penkar, The Turning Point

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