Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Spirit Awards on Tuesday, March 27, 2018!

 Details and registration coming shortly.

A Giving Community of Businesses and People Were Celebrated on March 28, 2017

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley Celebrates Community Leaders at Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards



Chippewa Valley Spirit Award Honorees

Over two hundred business representatives, Leadership Circle members, nonprofit professionals, and general public gathered at The Florian Gardens to join United Way Board of Directors, volunteers and staff in celebrating the 2016 Campaign year. It was a special night of reflecting back on the year’s achievements and those businesses and individuals who have committed themselves to the mission of ensuring a quality of life for everyone in the Chippewa Valley. 

Master of Ceremonies John Murphy played host to an evening that recognized our top 25 business supporters, and presented awards to organizations and individuals who continually demonstrate a spirit of giving in the Chippewa Valley.

2017 Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards Community Recognition

Keystone Awards
Tara Monson, Leinenkugels Brewing Company

Outstanding Emerging Leader Award
Kristin Schmidt, M3 Insurance

Day of Caring Award
Emerging Leaders Society

Spirit of the Chippewa Valley Award
Northwestern Bank

Humanitarian Award
Mary Steinke, Huebsch Services

Nonprofit Excellence Award
Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council

Senn Award
Dan Robinson, Catholic Charities


Nominate a Person or Organization that is Making a Difference

Help us recognize and honor those who are making the Chippewa Valley stronger through exemplary service to our community. Fill out any of the nomination forms on this page’s left menu. Printable forms can also be filled in and mailed or faxed. These nominations will be reviewed by a volunteer panel for the 2018 Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards. CLICK ON AN AWARD LISTED BELOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION.


Humanitarian Award
Honors an individual for their efforts to make the Chippewa Valley a better place to live by action, philanthropy, volunteerism or involvement.

Senn Award
Established in 1998 by Kaye and Steve Senn, this award honors an individual for their professional excellence and achievement in the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofit Excellence
Honors a nonprofit agency for their efforts to make the Chippewa Valley a better place to live by demonstrating superior performance, quality and consistency in pursuit of its mission.