Governor's Points of Light Award, Nominate!
|About the Award|
|What Is The Governor's Points Of Light Program And Why Was It Established?|
Established in February 2000, the Governor's Points of Light Award program recognizes those Florida residents and organizations that demonstrate exemplary volunteer service to their community. Recipients have ranged in age from 6 years to 101 years old and have included individuals, groups, nonprofit organizations, corporations and businesses. The common thread is their love of their community and their belief that through volunteering, they can make a positive impact. Their commitment is what Governor Bush wants to recognize through the Points of Light Award program.
Who Will Judge The Nominees?
Five judges are selected quarterly, typically including representation from the following groups: a Florida state employee; a Volunteer Florida Commissioner or Volunteer Florida Foundation Board member; a member of the Business/Private sector and a former Points of Light Award recipient.
How Will The Recipients Be Honored?
Honorees receive a congratulatory letter from Governor Bush and a certificate acknowledging their leadership and designating their award number (example: Point of Light, Number 126). Local media is informed of the award. Additionally, in the fall of each year, Governor and Mrs. Bush honor award recipients from the past year with a reception at the Governor's Mansion.
Who Sponsors The GPOL Program?
Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, Ltd. of Miami has graciously sponsored the program since its establishment.