United Way Seeks Nominees for Joel Wolff Community Service Award

A recipient will be chosen based on the following criteria (in no particular order and with no special weight given to any single criteria):

  • · Length of service
  • · Impact on community needs – making a difference – real result in the community
  • · Demonstration of an authentic and real change in the lives of other
  • · Dedication to meeting the needs of local people
  • · Reputation in the community
  • · Leadership on community issues
  • · Scope and/or depth of involvement in community service

Eligibility for the annual Award shall require:

  • · An individual active in community service efforts who may be nominated for work done, whether volunteer or work-related.
  • · The work the person is nominated for must be done in Grays Harbor County.
  • · Individuals must serve the community at large.
  • · United Way employees, members of the Panel of Judges or their immediate families are not eligible.
  • · Nominees from previous years, who were not recipients of the Award, are eligible for re-nomination.

The nomination process shall work as follows:

The United Way of Grays Harbor panel of judges shall use the following additional selection criteria in making the annual selection in an effort to separate one nominee from another:

  • NEED Did the nominee contribute a needed service to the 
  • ACTION How active and involved was the nominee?
  • INITIATIVE Did the nominee start a new program? Did they use new 
    method to solve problem? Did they initiate activities?
  • ACHIEVEMENT Did the nominee accomplish the desired results?
  • IMPACT Did the nominee’s efforts produce positive change? Did the 
    nominee provide an example to others?
  • TIME Did the nominee devote and significant amount of time?
  • CHALLENGE Did the nominee overcome unusual challenges? (limited 
    resources, public perception, unusual hardship, etc.)

If you have a nominee, please log onto the United Way website, www.unitedwaygh.com to print out the nomination form, email it, or call the office for a hard copy in the mail. For questions, please call the United Way office at 532-6260. Closing date of nominations is May 14, 2012.