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Greater Rochester Awards


October 2014
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

The Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of Greater Rochester present the Greater Rochester Awards, which celebrate the exceptional work done by our community’s human services sector. The awards, given in several categories, will honor non-profit staff members, executives, volunteers and programs that make our community a better place to live.


Bank of America Impact: Recognizes a program that has delivered measurable, positive results. A $10,000 stipend will be awarded to this category winner.

Executive of the Year: Recognizes a CEO with a record of innovative leadership in creating and delivering services that have a measurable positive impact.

Board Leadership: Honors a non-profit board chair who has enhanced the mission and reputation of his/her agency through effective leadership, fund-raising, strategic planning, community collaboration and problem solving.

Community Champion: Presented to an individual (volunteer or staff) whose efforts with local human service non-profits have made a significant impact on the community.

Career Achievement: Honors a staff member who exhibits innovation, leadership and creativity to help deliver positive, measurable results.

Rising Star: Recognizes a staff member with a demonstrated and fast-track record of accomplishment and growth of responsibilities in delivering agency services.

Outstanding Corporate Volunteer Group: Presented to a group of co-workers or affinity group members who have come together over the past year to make a difference in Greater Rochester through their collective volunteerism.



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