|Second Annual Imagine Awards|
May 6, 2014 at the Crest Hollow Country Club 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
To be eligible, the organization or executive must meet all of the following requirements:
The two-stage application process includes one written application (must be submitted online only, mailed applications will not be accepted) and a telephone/on-site visit. Applicant organizations are permitted to apply once, may apply to multiple categories, and may only submit on behalf of their own organization. Given the questions asked during the application process, nominations on behalf of another organization will not be accepted. Each applicant must provide two references. References may come from a constituent, board member, and/or vendor. *NOTE: Finalists and winners of previous Imagine Awards can reapply for the same or different categories that they applied for in the past; however, they cannot reapply with the same program they applied with in a prior program.
The deadline to submit nominations will be Tuesday, November 8, 2013. All applicants will receive an e-mail informing them whether they have made it to round two of the process. All nominees that advance to round two will be announced by mid-December, and will be interviewed by the Event Committee. After the interviews are completed, the Event Committee will advance the names of the semi-finalists to the judging panel, who will select the 20 finalists and the five winners. All finalists will meet with our video production team.
By submitting an application, the organization agrees to respond to all email inquiries and coordinate with the Event Committee to be interviewed. If selected, the organization agrees to timely coordinate with our video production team and sign appropriate legal waivers, etc. Furthermore, applicants nominated as finalists will be expected to purchase a minimum of one ticket to the Gala on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, 6:00pm.
The strongest applications are from those organizations whose staff, board, and volunteers have discussed each category prior to completing their applications. This means identifying and placing a focus on what each category being applied for is seeking to recognize. As opposed to relying on boiler plates, winning applicants will truly exemplify the ethos of the Imagine Awards in that the application will express how the organization is genuinely different from its peers in its respective category.
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Last year’s winners (L-R): Robert McGuire from The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc., winners of the Capital One Bank Social Entrepreneurism Award; David Napell, Saundra Leblang, and Migdalia Otero from Island Harvest, winners of the Cerini & Associates, LLP Social Impact Award; Chanee Hammonds and Shalin Raulins from Wyandanch Homes and Property Development Corporation, winners of the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award; Ray Ann Havesy of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, winners of the Nixon Peabody, LLP Social Impact Award; Linda Leonard and Fran Karliner from Long Island Crisis Center, winners of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University Innovation Award; and Ken Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP, the Bohemia based accounting firm that helped sponsor and organize much of the event. Click here for a link to the rest of the photos from last year’s Imagine Awards.