Help us recognize the best of southwest through four new awards!
During our 25-year anniversary, we want to honor individuals, businesses, organizations and communities that personify the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s mission, “to be a catalyst, facilitating opportunities for economic and social growth by developing and challenging leaders to build on the region’s assets.”
In addition to the Southwest Initiative Foundation Award, four new awards will be made in honor of the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s 25-year anniversary.
Nominations are open to the public and will be accepted until March 1, 2011. Award recipients will be selected by a committee of regional southwest Minnesota representatives and announced at the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s 25-year banquet celebration Friday, May 20, 2011.
To make your nomination, complete the forms below by opening, saving and filling in the contact information and questions.
Completed nomination forms may be submitted to Jessica Eastling at [email protected] or mailed to the Southwest Initiative Foundation.
- Philanthropist Award – Awarded to an Individual
As a philanthropist, this person voluntarily gives of their time, talent and financial resources for social and economic benefit. Their generosity has impacted families, organizations, communities and the southwest Minnesota region.
- Leadership Award – Awarded to an Individual
As a leader, this person brings people or organizations together to face challenges and create new opportunities to strengthen and sustain our communities and the southwest Minnesota region. Their vision, action and dedication make a lasting, positive difference.
- Innovation Award – Awarded to a Business, Organization or Community
As an innovator, this business, organization or community seeks new and unique ways to create value in the region. Their creativity and productivity strengthens the economic and social framework of southwest Minnesota.
- Collaboration Award – Awarded to a Group of Businesses, Organizations and/or Communities
As collaborators, these entities work together in partnership to share ideas, resources and energy. Their willingness to look beyond traditional boundaries creates new opportunities for the southwest Minnesota region.