Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Diamond Volunteer Awards. The volunteer recognition program has been honoring local non-profit organizations for their work in Collier County since 2010.
The Diamond Volunteer Awards Program was founded by Kelly E. Capolino, local real estate professional with Downing-Frye Realty. Her program honors volunteers of local non-profit agencies for their efforts to improve the community while helping change the lives of many. Three organizations are chosen each year to receive the Diamond Volunteer Award. Winners receive a cocktail reception for volunteers and board members, media coverage, educational opportunities, a framed award and inclusion in the Diamond Volunteer rewards program.
Past winners have included:
2010 – Baby Basics of Collier County, Penny Bear Company, and Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida
2011 – Hope for Haiti, Bedtime Bundles, Sunlight Home, and Senior Friendship Center
2012 – Eden Autism Services, Miracles in Action, and Project HELP Crisis Center
2013 – Naples Civitan Club, Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County, and The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy
2014 – Angel Undercover of Collier County, Inc., Immokalee Housing and Family Services, and Shy Wolf Sanctuary
2015 – Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc., PACE Center for Girls, Inc – Collier, and Pilot Club of Naples
2016 – Laces of Love, Collier Child Care Resources, and Meals of Hope
2017 – Guadalupe Center, Special Olympics, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
2018 – The Naples Music Club MusicScores!, Naples Senior Center at JFCS, Stroke Recovery Foundation
Applications for the 2019 Diamond Volunteer Award are now being accepted from Collier County non-profit organizations who work to make a positive impact in the community.
To apply – email a one-page case statement about the non-profit organization along with who should be honored (i.e. – board members, special events volunteers, etc.) and include why the award would be important to the organization. Send the one-page statement to: DiamondVolunteers@gmail.com before October 30. Winners will be selected by a panel of local business professionals and winners will notified on or before November 16, 2018.
About the founder – Kelly E. Capolino:
Local award winning real estate professional, Kelly E. Capolino, founded the Diamond Volunteer Program in 2009 as a way to honor hardworking volunteers of non-profit organizations. Besides sitting on several non-profit boards, chairing fundraising committees for others, she is also a volunteer for many organizations and knows the importance of being thanked. Capolino was also awarded the Presidential Service Silver Award by the American Red Cross Naples/Collier in 2018. Kelly Capolino can be reached at 239-877-6700 or online at Kelly@Naples.net or visit www.KellyInNaples.com