Nominations for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards are officially open. As the largest philanthropic award ceremony in the country, the CLASSY Awards will receive hundreds of thousands of votes honoring the most outstanding philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses and individuals nationwide. The competition will culminate in philanthropy’s biggest night, the CLASSY Awards’ red carpet award ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in San Diego, CA.
This year marks an exciting new addition to the CLASSY Awards: The CLASSY Awards Leadership Council is a unique group comprised of some of the most well respected and forward thinking leaders in the world of philanthropy.
Serving as the democratic voice of the CLASSY Awards, the Leadership Council brings great depth and expertise to the judging process with its members collectively determining the sixteen national CLASSY Awards winners, which currently includes some notable philanthropic celebrities, such as:
- Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise
- Adam Garone, Co-Founder of Movember
- Brian Sirgutz, Senior VP of Impact at Huffington Post
- Jason Rzepka, VP of Public Affairs at MTV
- Jim Gibbons, President of Goodwill
- Meg Garlinghouse, Head of Social Impact at LinkedIn
- Premal Shah, President of Kiva
- Rod Arnold, Formerly of Charity:Water
- Yael Cohen, Founder of F Cancer
Through last year’s CLASSY Awards nominee’s efforts, 200,000,000 lives were impacted in 71 countries around the world.
Utilizing traditional and digital media strategies, as well as the StayClassy technology platform, the CLASSY Awards present a unique opportunity for nonprofits, social enterprises and charitable endeavors to receive an immense amount of exposure. In addition to the recognition achieved by those on stage, each award nomination is published on the CLASSY Awards site, as well as through their media partnerships with MTV, Huffington Post, and other media outlets. These stories are circulated to tens of thousands of social media followers and email recipients, often resulting in increased donations, volunteer recruitment and support.
To nominate yourself or someone else and to learn more about the selection process go to http://classyawards.stayclassy.org/classy-awards/nominate