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ABOUT THE PILLAR AWARD PROGRAM
The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Greater Cincinnati a better place to live. The program is designed to demonstrate the tie between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds and showcase best practices. It seeks to:
- Publicize the importance of community service issues, such as philanthropy and volunteerism;
- Share creative ideas about how companies have a positive impact in their communities;
- Honor companies and individuals who go beyond the minimum expectation of community service.

AWARD CATEGORIES
Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award: Honors contributions by for-profit business executives who serve on nonprofit boards.
Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Award: Recognizes nonprofit executive directors who effectively apply for-profit business principles to their organizations.
Philanthropist of the Year Award: Recognizes an individual for their overall personal philanthropy.

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must have a physical presence or be headquartered in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region to be eligible for this award.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Complete all the information on the nomination form.
SECTION ONE: Provide basic contact information about the person submitting the nomination form.
SECTION TWO: Complete all information about the company and/or individual being nominated.
SECTION THREE: Explain why the Nominee should be recognized Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award, the Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Award or the Philanthropist of the Year Award by answering the specific questions pertaining to the award. Keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judges, the greater the opportunity will have to be recognized.

Award recipients will be notified in late November 2020 and invited to attend a special banquet January 2021 at a VIRTUAL event. Honorees will also be featured in the Winter 2021 digital edition of Smart Business.

Nominations will be accepted through November 6, 2020.

For more information, contact Meredith Rankin at 419.689.9357 or mrankin@sbnonline.com.

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