Recognizing Our Community

Each year VAN recognizes individuals and corporations that make a profound impact in our community through volunteerism.  Please submit nominations by January 31, 2018.

Mary Merrill Award of Excellence

The Mary Merrill Award of Excellence annually recognizes a Central Ohio professional Administrator of Volunteers for his or her outstanding contributions to the field and the promotion of volunteerism in the community.  Any individual who manages volunteers in a public, corporate or non-profit organization is eligible and can be nominated.  Self-nominations are also accepted.  Mary Merrill Award nomination form.

Corporate Champion Award 

The Corporate Champion award recognizes for-profit organizations that promote, recognize, and have a commitment to employee volunteerism.  It is presented annually to an organization that demonstrates excellence in community service through volunteerism at all levels of its workforce.  Self-nominations are welcome.    Corporate Champion Award nomination form.

Executive Leader Award

The Executive Leader award recognizes a high level leader in an organization for their support of their organization’s volunteer program.  The nominee respects and values the work of the Volunteer Dept. staff and volunteers, ensures money is available for volunteer program management, and acknowledges the importance of volunteers within the organization.  Executive Leader Award nomination form.