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BBB Luminare Award for Service

Jul 18, 2022

BBB Luminare Award


While many choose to give their time in service to the community for the personal benefits it can bring, the fact is, volunteers are vital to the nonprofit sector and the communities they serve. Volunteering provides more than an outlet for one’s passions or an opportunity to build skills to advance one’s career. A crucial element to many nonprofit organizations’ success is its volunteer base.

Volunteers provide governance and guidance, and strength in numbers that help further an organization’s mission in ways that could not otherwise be achieved with paid staff alone.

With the value of volunteerism and philanthropy in mind, the BBB of Great West & Pacific and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are thrilled to announce the distribution of a new award in 2022. (See below for state location eligibility.)

The BBB Luminare Award for Service honors individuals who prioritize philanthropy and have made a meaningful impact through their charitable initiatives. This award celebrates qualities of compassion, volunteerism and community leadership.

Do you have a colleague who regularly mentors youth, organizes a food bank collection or volunteers to walk dogs at a local shelter? Or a friend who delivers meals to homebound seniors, leads a youth group or helps coordinate fundraising events in their free time? We want to hear about them!

Submit a Nomination

Or maybe, the dedicated volunteer is you. Self-nominations are encouraged – simply skip ahead to the Luminare Award for Service Application.

Completed applications are due July 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Nominees will receive an application which must be completed to be considered for the Luminare Award for Service.

The award is currently only open to eligible entrants in the following states: Alaska, Central Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Western Wyoming. Review the Terms and Conditions for more details.