Pillar Community Innovation Awards Finalists 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
August 18, 2009
 
Pillar Community Innovation Awards 2009
 
LONDON, ONTARIO – Share your stories. Inspire by example. Recognize deserving individuals and organizations. 
 
The Pillar Community Innovation Awards celebrate nonprofits and charities and the individuals, businesses and government sector organizations who work with them to make our community brighter. Last November, 260 people attended the annual Awards gala to honour the people and organizations that make a difference in London, and this year’s event promises to be even bigger.
 
The finalists for this year’s Pillar Community Innovation Awards have now been selected. The field has been narrowed down to three finalists in each of the award categories: Community Innovation, Community Leadership, Community Impact, and Community Collaboration.  They are:
 
Community Innovation Finalists 
Advocacy Through Action: Students Bringing Psychology to Our Community 
Fairy Godmother Project 
Special Olympics London
 
Community Leadership Finalists
Marie Claire Bilyk
Donald D’Haene
Barb MacQuarrie
 
Community Impact Finalists
Clarke Road Secondary School Graduating Class of 2008/2009
London Green Festival Team
Reforest London
 
Community Collaboration Finalists
Brownstone B: Big, Bold & Beautiful 
ClothingWorks
Fanshawe Chorus London
 
These finalists have all made great contributions to the lives of everyday Londoners and others around the world.  The Pillar Community Innovation Awards Gala is your opportunity to recognize their hard work and selfless dedication to making our community brighter.  
 
All finalists will attend the awards ceremony on November 12th at the London Convention Centre as guests of honour. Award recipients will also receive $2500 to be directed to their registered charity of choice and a custom designed award by Metal In Fusion.
 
Tickets go on sale on September 9th.  Prices are $45 for Pillar members and $60 for non-members. For more information, please visit www.pillarnonprofit.ca or phone at 519-433-7876.
 
Pillar would like to acknowledge the generous sponsors who are making this event possible: 
 
Libro Financial Group (Platinum sponsor)
Rogers TV / FreshFM103.1, The Hawk 103.9, AM980 & FM96 (Gold sponsors)
 
About Pillar Nonprofit Network
 
Pillar Nonprofit Network is a voice for the nonprofit sector and supports nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions in our community.  
 
We provide leadership, advocacy and support to the nonprofit sector through the promotion of volunteerism, professional development, networking, and information.
 
Pillar Nonprofit Network has over 150 member organizations from sectors including environment, health, education, social services, arts, sports and faith. 
 
Media Contact:
Nicole St. John
Program & Event Coordinator
Pillar Nonprofit Network
251 Dundas St.
London, ON N6A 6H9
Tel: 519-433-7876 
Fax: 519-435-0227 

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