Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards

Event Cancelled: Please, join us for the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards on April 8, 2020!

Given yesterday’s announcement that UNI will remain online through the summer, the announcement by Gov. Reynolds activating a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency and the Centers for Disease Control guidance on mass gatherings, the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th is canceled. This event will not be rescheduled.
While we cannot gather to honor our leaders, we know in times like this the nonprofit sector plays a vital role in our community. Nonprofits are not only adjusting their work environments and policies for the safety and well-being of their staff and volunteers, but the demand for their programs and services is also surging. Will you consider honoring our leaders a little differently this year? If you are healthy and able, please consider volunteering in the Cedar Valley in response to COVID-19. Please click here to learn about our rapidly changing needs and volunteer opportunities.    
Thank you to our nonprofit sector professionals for your guidance, support, kindness, and unconditional caring and leadership in this most difficult time.
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association
Kristina Kofoot
Julianne Gassman

Award Nominations 

Awards are available for individuals and for organizations!

Deadline Extended! Now Due Wednesday, March 11th at Noon

Please email completed nominations to: kristina.kofoot@uni.edu

2020 Nomination Form


The categories include:

  • Business Partner of the Year
  • Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year
  • Nonprofit Board Member of the Year
  • Koob Award for Collaboration
  • Gordon Mack Legacy Award
  • New Nonprofit Employee of the Year-
    • The winner receives a one-year membership to the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
  • Keri Kulish Award for Outstanding Student Leadership
    • The winner receives a $1000 Cash Prize sponsored by the Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Education
  • Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year
    • The winner receives a $1,000 grant sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Bien Venue
7400 Hudson Rd
Cedar Falls, IA

$35/ per person
$130/ half table (4 people)
$260/ full table (8 people)

To RSVP for the luncheon please email Kristina Kofoot at kristina.kofoot@uni.edu with the following:

  • Name of each attendee
  • Organization of each attendee
  • Dietary Restrictions

The University of Northern Iowa’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association hosts the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders.