Awards Ceremony to Recognize Idaho’s Top Volunteers and Philanthropists

News Release

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2020
Media Contact: Renee Bade,

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is partnering with the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s annual Idaho Philanthropy Day.

The event will recognize Idaho’s top volunteers and philanthropists with a series of ceremonies that will take place in November in northern, southwestern and eastern Idaho. The event will replace the annual Idaho’s Brightest Stars ceremony in Boise previously hosted by Serve Idaho.

“We are excited for this amazing opportunity to partner with the Idaho Nonprofit Center and other partners to recognize Idaho residents who give of their time, talents and treasures to better their communities” said Renee Bade, Serve Idaho program supervisor.

Nominations are now available online at and will be collected through August 2020. Categories include:

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Company
  • Outstanding Nonprofit
  • Outstanding Adult Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Adult Volunteer – Idaho’s Brightest Star
  • Outstanding Youth

Partners for the event include the Idaho Association of Fundraising Professionals, Idaho Community Foundation, Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation and the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. It administers Idaho’s National Service Program, AmeriCorps, provides technical assistance in volunteer management and celebrates the outstanding contributions of Idaho’s volunteers. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.

The mission of Serve Idaho is “To inspire and recognize volunteers and empower communities through service and AmeriCorps to solve Idaho’s unmet needs.”