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Serve Indiana

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Previous Award Winners

Serve Indiana recognizes outstanding Hoosiers for their service to the community. Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence are the state's most prestigious awards for volunteer service.

Award honorees are recognized for outstanding volunteer contributions to causes that include health care, neighborhood revitalization, youth and senior activities, the arts, education, justice, housing, nutrition and social services. At the annual awards reception, each honoree receives a beautiful customized award, presented by members of the Serve Indiana Commission.

2015 Award Categories:

Corporate Service

Exemplary Service Learning

Faith-Based Volunteer

Lifetime Achievement

National Service

Volunteer Program


Youth Volunteer

Nomination Process

The nomination process for the 2015 awards are open! Begin your nomination here. Please review the nomination eligibility and questions at this link.

To keep up to date with the deadlines and other information sign up for our newsletters on our Contact Us page. Every year we post a nomination application which is a short form that accompanies a four page narrative that explains the contributions of the nominee. Two pages of attachments are encouraged to help the judges understand the depth of each individual's service. Please view the suggestions for writing& an effective nomination.

Award Ceremony Reception

The 2014 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence recipients were presented their awards at the Indiana Nonprofit Summit on October 1, 2014 during the award ceremony luncheon. The award ceremony is held each year as a ticketed event and is open to the public. In 2014 the award recipients were presented their awards by members of the Serve Indiana Commission.

A few pictures from previous ceremonies, to see more click here