United Way of Greater Knoxville opens nominations for Change Awards

Awards to recognize the transformative work of nonprofits in the region.

Call for Nominations is open through October 31, 2022.

United Way of Greater Knoxville is accepting nominations for a new, annual recognition event known as the Change Awards to honor the efforts of the local nonprofit community. The Change Awards program is the first awards ceremony to exclusively recognize nonprofit leadership, innovation and collaboration in the Knoxville region. The Change Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville, Tenn.

Nominations for the Change Awards can be submitted by anyone in the community and will be open through October 31, 2022.

Anyone who wishes to submit a nomination may do so by visiting the 2022 Change Awards Nominations webpage: www.uwgk.org/2022-change-awards/

The Change Awards categories include:

    • Agency Awards
      • Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year (Large/Small)
      • Agency Innovator of the Year (Large/Small)
      • Leadership in Equity & Inclusion (Large/Small)
    • Individual Awards
      • Change Leader Award
      • Innovator of the Year
      • Fundraising Professional of the Year
      • Digital Trailblazer of the Year
      • Marketer of the Year
      • Young Professional of the Year
    • Corporate Social Responsibility Award
    • Knoxville Nonprofit Hall of Fame

Three independent judging panels that include representatives from across the region will select this year’s recipients. A formal event to announce and celebrate the award recipients will be held at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville on December 2nd, 2022, the day that marks the 100th anniversary of United Way of Greater Knoxville.

“The Knoxville region has an incredibly vibrant nonprofit community, and these individuals and organizations are key to driving long-term change in the area,” said United Way of Greater Knoxville President and CEO, Matt Ryerson. “The Change Awards will recognize another transformative year of achievement and innovation, and show our appreciation for the people and organizations who bring our Unite for Change initiative to life every single day in our community. We want people to nominate the organizations and individuals who have made a true difference in their lives and in the lives of people around them. I’m looking forward to seeing how the community steps up in this nominations process to demonstrate how much we value and admire such great work.”