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Serve Indiana Awards For Excellence

2022 Nominations Are Now Closed

The Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence (SIAE) is an awards event that is our opportunity to honor individuals in Indiana communities that volunteer or serve. The goal of the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence is to recognize outstanding and extraordinary volunteer service efforts.

Select From The Eight Nomination Categories Below

Click the category's graphic image to begin the nomination process.

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence Corporate Volunteer Nomination Form


Any business with a significant presence in Indiana that has made a substantial positive impact in Hoosier communities through contributions of time and talent is eligible for this award. The nomination must demonstrate an ongoing community or statewide impact through corporate volunteerism and/or philanthropy.

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence Government Entity Award Nomination Form

This category recognizes any local or state government that has made a substantial positive impact in Hoosier communities through contributions of time and talent. The nomination must demonstrate an ongoing community or statewide impact through volunteerism and/or philanthropy.

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form

Any individual who has exhibited a lifetime commitment to service in their communities, primarily in Indiana, is eligible for this award. While there is no minimum age or years of service requirement, most nominees have contributed a minimum of 25 years of service to their community through volunteer positions. This should not include employment in a public service position.

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence  National Service Member Nomination Form

Any National Service member serving in a position supported by the AmeriCorps HQ at the time of nomination is eligible for this award. This includes AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America participants. This award is not intended for supervisors/directors of National Service members/programs.

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence Outstanding AmeriCorps Alum

Any former National Service member who served in a position supported by the AmeriCorps HQ prior to 2021 is eligible for this award. This includes AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America participants. This award is not intended for non-Indiana residents currently. These alums should exhibit a continued commitment to serving their community beyond their term(s) of service.

 

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence  Volunteer Program Award Nomination Form

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Any schools, faith-based organizations, mentoring programs, nonprofit organizations, and service clubs are all potential nominees for this award. The extraordinary work volunteers accomplish in communities is often driven by an organization or club. This award acknowledges the importance this support can make in community life. The nominees in this category strive to make communities better places to live through a variety of activities or by focusing on one issue of primary importance in their community.

 

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence  Volunteerism Award Nomination

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Volunteerism Award: Any individual 18 years or over by October 1, 2021 is eligible for this award. Minimum of 5 hours per month or equivalent of 60 hours per year.

2022 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence Youth Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form

Any individual who is under the age of 18 by October 1, 2022 is eligible for this award. Minimum of 8 hours per month or equivalent of 96 hours per year.

Additional  Information

For all additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact Kim Woods, Serve Indiana Communications & Training Manager: call 765-860-1315 or email kiwoods1@serveindiana.gov

Rewatch The 2021 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence!

Congratulations To All Our 2021 Winners!!!

Corporate Volunteerism Award, OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Cordelia Lewis Burks

Lifetime Achievement Award, Bruce Bender

National Service Member Award,  Alena Finnell

Volunteer Program Award, ProAct Indy

Volunteerism Award, Maggie Sikora-Black

Youth Volunteerism Award,  Vani Sharma

Congratulations to all our 2021 nominees!

PAST AWARD WINNERS

2018 

  • National Service Member Award - Katie Sutton for Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps, Indianapolis, IN
  • Youth Volunteerism Award - Abigail Naumann, Thomas A. Edison Jr./Sr. High School, Lake Station, IN
  • Corporate Volunteerism Award - Starbucks Foundation, DeShonne Jackson, Regional Director of Operations, Indianapolis, IN
  • Volunteer Program Award - Volunteer University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Neil Winn, Howard County Emergency Management Agency, Kokomo, IN
  • Government Entity Volunteer Award - Department of Revenue, Indianapolis, IN
  • Volunteerism Award - Stephen Long, Science Central, Fort Wayne, IN

2017

  • Service Learning Award – DJ Center for Youth, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Corporate Service Award – Old National, Terre Haute, IN
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program – Bloomington Meals on Wheels, Bloomington, IN
  • Faith-Based Volunteer – Reova Meredith, Bloomington, IN
  • Lifetime Achievement – Trena Roudebush, Indianapolis, IN
  • National Service – Carlee LaRue, Bloomington, IN
  • Individual Volunteer – Alex Rowan, Indianapolis, IN
  • Youth Volunteer - Joy Sera Bhattacharya, Bloomington, IN

2016

  • Service Learning Award – Take Ten-Robinson Community Learning Center, South Bend, IN
  • Corporate Service Award – Finish Line Youth Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program – The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Northwest Indiana, Valparaiso, IN
  • Faith-Based Volunteer – Matthew Pope, Greenfield, IN
  • Lifetime Achievement – Kenneth Yahne, Fort Wayne, IN
  • National Service – Brandon Million, Greensburg, IN
  • Individual Volunteer – Natalia Rekhter, Carmel, IN
  • Youth Volunteer - Olivia Keith, Fishers, IN

2015

  • Service Learning Award – Navari Student Outreach Clinic, South Bend, IN
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program – Study Connection, Franklin, IN
  • Faith-Based Volunteer – Arletha Dabney, Bloomington, IN
  • Lifetime Achievement – George Flowers, Sr., Evansville, IN
  • National Service – Pamela Weiss, Columbus, IN
  • Individual Volunteer – Kroi Brown, Bunker Hill, IN
  • Youth Volunteer - Drake Abramson, Lake Station, IN