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Governor’s Points of Light Awards FAQs

Welcome to the 2020 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Page

 

About Nevada Volunteers:

Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is a nonprofit organization that promotes, inspires, and celebrates volunteerism and service statewide. Nevada Volunteers also provides AmeriCorps State grants to organizations across the state, strengthing Nevada’s volunteer infrastructure. As part of its focus on volunteer recognition, Nevada Volunteers hosts the annual Governor’s Points of Light Awards Ceremony.

 

What is the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony?

The Govenor’s Points of Light Awards Ceremony (GPOL) is Nevada’s most prestigious volunteer recognition event, celebrating Nevada’s brightest volunteers and volunteer organizations. It is the premier and sole statewide recognition event for volunteerism and service. Nominations are solicited from throughout the state and each nomination is reviewed by a judging panel with representatives from rural, northern and southern Nevada, nonprofit and corporate organizations, national service programs and the volunteer manager community.

 

What is NEW and EXCITING about this year’s event?

 New Date!

We are excitied to align Nevada’s recognition event with National Volunteer Month in April and honor our local heroes as part of the national celebration of volunteerism and service. The next GPOL will be held on April 9, 2020

New Venue!

The 2020 GPOl Event will be held at the JW Marriott Resort in Las Vegas. We are excited about this stunning new venue.

New and Expanded Nomination Categories!

The nomination catergories for 2020 are:

  • Individual Volunteer
  • Individual Youth Volunteer
  • National Service Member of the Year
  • Nonprofit/Community Organization Volunteer Program
  • Business/Corporate Volunteer Program
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

All 3 finalists in each catergory will recieve an award (gold, silver or bronze) at the Awards Ceremony in April.

Nominations will be open from October 7 through November 30, 2019.

Submit a 2020 GPOL nomination

New Governor!

We are excited to be working with Governor Steve Sisolak on this event and other volunteerism projects.

Registration and Tickets

Anyone can attend! Individual Tickets and Table Purchases (table of of 10) are available. Registration will open on January 2, 2020 and tickets will be available for purchase here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For businesses, sponsorship and brand association are great ways to demonstrate positive corporate social responsibilty to employees, customers, investors and community leaders. The sponsorship levels for the 2020 Governor’s Points of Light Awards are:

  • Lead Sponsorship – $10,000
    • Principal lead sponsor
    • Logo/Name featured prominently on website, all event materials and communications
    • Recognition as Lead Sponsor at event
    • Sponsorship recogniton in press releases
    • One table of 10, premium location
  • Event Sponsorship – $3,000
    • Logo/Name featured on website, event materials and communications
    • Recognition as Event Sponsor at event
    • One table of 10, premium location
  • Finalist Reception Sponsorship – $2,000
    • Logo/Name featured on website, event materials and communications
    • Signage “Finalist Reception hosted by your name
    • Help welcome finalists prior to the luncheon
  • Sponsor a Finalist – $1,500
    • Logo/Name featured on website
    • Admission to the Finalist Reception
    • Opportunity to mingle with finalists and Commissioners prior to luncheon

For more information on sponsorship, please contact Terry Bell at (775) 825-1900 or tbell@nevadavolunteers.org 

How can I become a GPOL Judge?

If you feel you have something to offer in reviewing  and evaluating the Governor’s Points of Light Award nominations, please submit an application. Judging applications will be accepted from October 15 through November 15, 2019.

Apply to be a 2020 GPOL Judge 

Additional ways to support the Governor’s Points of Light Awards

  • Honor someone’s service by nominating them for an award. Share their story to inspire others!
  • Purchase a table of 10 and invite colleagues, guests, or volunteers to attend with you
  • Pay it forward by purchasing a sponsorship for a nonprofit organization to heighten their profile and attend the event
  • Sponsor a Finalist to assist with travel and award expenses.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the 2020 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, please contact Terry Bell at (775) 825-1900 or tbell@nevadavolunteers.org

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