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JAN. 20 DEADLINE: Madison Visionary Partners asking for nominations for first annual MVP awards

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS.

MADISON – A new award is aimed at shining light in the people who make Madison wonderful — you. Madison Visionary Partners (MVP) is accepting nominations for its inaugural Madison Visionary Awards, a community-wide event to celebrate the people who make Madison a great place to live, work and play.

Nominations are being accepted for Community Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year and Philanthropic Business of the Year. Nominations will close on January 20.

“One of the elements of Madison’s success is its people and MVP thought it fitting to honor the volunteers who work every day to build community in our city,” said Melanie Thornton, Executive Director of MVP. “We have many people doing good and most often, they are the ones working behind the scenes. What better way to bring them in the spotlight then through these awards?”

Finalists will be selected by an outside judges panel and featured in the March edition of Madison Living Magazine. The winner of each category will be announced at a luncheon on March 30 at the SportsMed Club at Toyota Stadium.

“This event is also going to serve as MVP’s signature fundraiser, so we can make a bigger impact on the quality of life in the City of Madison,” said Thornton.

The awards highlight a key element in MVP’s mission as Madison’s community nonprofit. In addition to fundraising for large projects, MVP is also working on building a community of volunteers who want to bring small projects, events and programs to Madison.

“Madison’s leaders have a vision for our community that MVP, along with other community organizations, can help bring to reality,” said Jeff Showalter, Chair of the MVP Board of Directors. “Support for our mission is integral as we continue to grow as a city and a region.”

To qualify, the nominee must live and/or work in the City of Madison. Nominations are only being accepted online via the MVP website. For more information and a complete set of guidelines visit the MVP website at mpvmadison.org/visionaryawards.

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