Deadline Near for Philanthropy Award Nominations

NORFOLK - A group of more than 30 nonprofit agencies in Northeast Nebraska will once again celebrate the local spirit of giving at a gala event February 23rd at Divots. Tammy Day with the Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska says six awards will be presented again this year - lifetime philanthropist, philanthropist of the year, volunteer of the year, volunteer fundraiser of the year, business philanthropist of the year and youth philanthropist of the year. Day says nomination forms and other information are available on the web site philanthropycouncilne.org. The deadline for nominations is November 15th. Day says the youth philanthropy contest, where youth groups can compete for $1000 grants to carry out their projects, will kick off on November 15th, National Philanthropy Day.