INAUGURAL

NEW YORK CITY IMAGINE AWARDS

New York, NY

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Edison Ballroom
240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
6pm – 10pm

APPLICATIONS DUE THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021

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The Inaugural New York City Imagine Awards, the premier event that shines the spotlight on the nonprofit sector, will be held in October, 2021. We are extremely excited to bring the Imagine Awards to New York City and its surrounding boroughs. This event has been a mainstay of the Long Island nonprofit sector for the last seven years, so to be able to introduce this to the New York City marketplace is amazing.

This gala event was created to offer formal acknowledgment to some of the City’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in and serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island are eligible to apply.

Last year on Long Island, we received 172 applications across five categories, Arts & Culture; Innovation; Leadership Excellence; Rising Star; & Social Impact, with the winner in each category winning a $5,000 grant. In addition, the 20 finalists, 4 in each category, will each receive a professionally produced video, which will be showcased the night of the event, and two free tickets to the event. We are expecting even greater involvement from agencies servicing NYC.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Aetna Rising Star Award
This award will recognize a nonprofit generating under $5 million in revenue for its outstanding innovation, impact, and achievements in meeting its mission. The award will be given to an organization who demonstrates an outstanding record of sustained achievement, has successfully demonstrated successful financial performance, and has built a reputation for excellence within the community.
Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award
This award will be given to a nonprofit that measures success not just by meeting its mission, but by affecting the surrounding community. Impact goes beyond the number of children served, shelters provided, and mouths fed. Impact looks at how the organization impacted the New York City community as a whole, and how the results have been measured.
Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award
This award is available to any arts and/or cultural organization that has had a significant impact in New York City. This includes organizations that have had a significant, measurable impact on their community, developed new and/or innovative programming, developed effective fee-generating programs, or have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their artistic and/or cultural field.
Leadership Excellence Award
This award recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader (who may be an Executive Director, board member, staff member, volunteer, etc.) whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization. The leader must work in and reside in any of the 5 New York City boroughs. This is not about traditional volunteering, directors, or funding, but focuses on innovation in driving organizational change and social impact.
Innovation Award
This nonprofit has been innovative in adopting new platforms that have led to a significant increase in the organization’s ability to meet its mission. This could include the implementation of technology that enables the organization to achieve cost savings and better communication; a strategic approach to fundraising; a unique and effective public relations campaign; etc.
Fan Favorite Award
Each finalist is automatically entered into the voting pool to win the $5,000 Fan Favorite Award. Voting typically runs for 3 weeks in August/September. The public can vote daily via social media and each finalist is encouraged to share the link. The finalist with the most votes is declared the “Fan Favorite” and is announced LIVE at the event.

CONTESTANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

501(C)(3) NONPROFITS SERVICING NYC CAN APPLY IN UP TO 5 CATEGORIES THE WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE EVENT AND WIN $5,000

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 6TH, 2021

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