Naples, FL, August 14, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Diamond Volunteer Awards. The volunteer recognition program has been honoring local non-profit organizations for their work in Collier County for the past six years.
The Diamond Volunteer Awards Program was founded by Kelly E. Capolino, local real estate professional with Downing-Frye Realtors. Her program honors volunteers of local non-profit agencies for their efforts to improve the community while helping change the lives of many.
Three organizations are chosen each year to receive the Diamond Volunteer Award. Winners receive a cocktail reception for volunteers and board members, media coverage, educational opportunities, a framed award and inclusion in the Diamond Volunteer rewards program.
Past winners have included:
2010 - Baby Basics of Collier County, Penny Bear Company, and Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida
2011 - Hope for Haiti, Bedtime Bundles, Sunlight Home, and Senior Friendship Center
2012 - Eden Autism Services, Miracles in Action, and Project HELP Crisis Center
2013 - Naples Civitan Club, Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County, and The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy
2014 - Angel Undercover of Collier County, Inc., Immokalee Housing and Family Services, and Shy Wolf Sanctuary
2015 - Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc., PACE Center for Girls, Inc - Collier, and Pilot Club of Naples
Applications for the 2016 Diamond Volunteer Award are now being accepted from Collier County non-profit organizations who work to make a positive impact in the community.
To apply - email a one-page case statement about the non-profit organization along with who should be honored (i.e. – board members, special events volunteers, etc.) and include why the award would be important to the organization. Send the one-page statement to: DiamondVolunteers@gmail.com before October 15. Winners will be selected by a panel of local business professionals and winners will notified on or before November 15, 2015.
About the founder - Kelly E. Capolino:
Local award winning real estate professional, Kelly E. Capolino, founded the Diamond Volunteer Program in 2009 as a way to honor hardworking volunteers of non-profit organizations. Besides sitting on several non-profit boards, chairing fundraising committees for others, she is also a volunteer for many organizations and knows the importance of being thanked. Capolino can be reached at 239-877-6700 or online at Kelly@Naples.net