Nominate a community hero

May 14, 2012

Everybody knows an unsung community hero. The teen next door that spends her summers volunteering. The friend that devotes countless hours to a local nonprofit. The organization that you admire for their outstanding commitment to the community.

With your nomination, these local heroes can be recognized at the annual Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast on Sept. 6.

United Way of Snohomish County is now accepting nominations for Spirit of Snohomish County Awards in four categories: Adult, Youth, Labor and Community Partner.

Winners will be recognized for their efforts to advance the common good and improve the lives of people in Snohomish County.

Winners of these awards must also demonstrate a broad and deep commitment to the community.

They will be honored at the annual Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast, on Sept. 6 at Tulalip Resort Casino.

Nomination forms and criteria can be found online at and are due Friday, June 8.

You may submit your nominations online or download the forms and mail them to Spirit of Snohomish County Awards; United Way of Snohomish County; 3120 McDougall Avenue, Ste. 200; Everett, WA 98201.

You can also submit nominations by fax to 425.374.5555 or via email to

Last year's winners were Annie Fortnum and Bob Snyder from Annie's Kitchen in Edmonds (Adult); Courtney Creech, a graduate of Kamiak High School in Mukilteo (Youth); and Christopher Louie of Everett, a member of IAM 751 and worker at The Boeing Company (Labor). The Y of Snohomish County and Philips Healthcare won Community Partner Awards.

For questions regarding the nomination process, please email

United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for more than 70 years.

In addition to funding 102 programs through 39 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.

To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can find help, how to volunteer and how United Way serves our community, please visit their website at


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