Hampton Roads Gazeti started The Exemplar Awards to provide nonprofits with the opportunity to publicly recognize and say “thank you” to volunteers who go the extra distance, and exemplify the true spirit of the organization’s mission.

Starting in 2012, The Exemplar Awards annually honors 50 outstanding volunteers who are nominated by the organizations they volunteer with.

The event is held as a theater-style program, followed by a reception, in order to foster networking among members of participating organizations.

Nominations typically begin in November and the ceremony is usually held in the spring of the following year. Subscribe to the newsletter to make sure you receive the call for nominations.