The WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Awards recognize excellence in our local community, bringing accolades to those who share our commitment to offering everyone an opportunity to make a difference and Be More.

WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Awards will be awarded to one individual and one Non-Profit organization that best exemplifies outcomes in the five WGVU Engage areas of focus and overall excellence in support of our community.

Awards are free to enter and will be judged by a group of panelists representing the WGVU Engage Committee, WGVU Public Media, and the community. Two finalist from each category will be invited to join us at an awards luncheon to celebrate their achievements and they will be featured on the WGVU Engage webpage and over the air on WGVU Public Media.

Award Categories

Award for Inclusion  |  Award for Health  |  Award for Arts  |  Award for Veterans  |  Award for Education  |  People's Choice  |  Non-Profit of the Year  |  Person of the Year



  • I HAVE Made a Difference nomination


    Please provide 2 - 3 sentence answers to each of the following questions about what the Individual/ Organization do in our community.

    Please provide a brief, written narrative explaining why the Individual/ Organization should win the WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Award in their chosen category. Consider how the Individual/ Organization has broaden horizons for the people and community they serve. How do they encourage, challenge or support them as they strive to experience life at their fullest potential? Also, comment on their strengths; how the Individual/ Organization is welcoming to and respectful of the people they serve; and how their work is fresh and pioneering. Be sure to refer to the award description and judging criteria when writing your narrative. You may attach a separate sheet of paper as needed. (Up to 500 words)
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