2021 Spirit of Caring Nominations

Our 29th year to honor caring people and organizations in the communities we serve!


Nominate a caring individual or organization!

Nomination Deadline:
5 pm, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021

Since 1992, the Crusader Community Health Foundation’s Spirit of Caring Awards have recognized caring individuals and organizations within our community.

2021 Spirit of Caring Award
One individual recipient, one organization recipient.
Ideal candidates for nomination exhibit unique kindness and caring for others. Spirit of Caring Awards center on the length and breadth of service these individuals and organizations bring to the community. Examples of service for individuals should be outside of their regular employment.

2021 Spirit-of-the-Future Award
The future of our community lies with our younger givers of time, talent and/or treasure. Nominate a person (18 to 40) who exhibits unique kindness and caring for others in our community outside of their regular employment; a future leader who demonstrates the Spirit of Caring today.

Elaine Hirschenberger, 2020 Spirit of Caring Recipient

Jenna Schachte , 2020 Spirit-of-the-Future Recipient

Ciara Stahly, 2020 Spirit-of-the-Future Recipient


2020 Organization Recipient

Click here to see the listing of Spirit of Caring Recipients 1992-2020

2021 SPIRIT OF CARING Announcements
Announcements for the 2021 recipientds will be made at the Crusader Community Health Foundation’s annual Evening of Caring event. The event will be held Friday, August 27, 2021 at Klehm Arboretum (outdoor venue). We will also introduce the 2020 recipients because we were unable to hold our Evening of Caring last year.

It’s easy to nominate!
Click on the button above for convenient online nominating.


Here are the questions you will be asked to answer with the online nominating form:

1. Please describe your nominee’s contribution to the community through their volunteer involvement in specific efforts, projects or organizations outside their working environment. For Organization/Business nomination, please describe the contribution to the community through specific efforts and projects.

2. What is the impact of your nominee’s efforts and commitment within the community? Please give examples.

3.  Please describe in detail the depth and longevity of the nominee’s volunteering and involvement in their commitment to the community.

There is space to include up to 5 letters of support if you choose.

NOTE: It might help to compose your written nomination in a WORD document and then cut/paste into the online form. Remember to focus on your nominee’s community involvement outside their regular employment.