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The Spirit Awards

Everyday passionate, courageous and self-sacrificing individuals serve others and their community in whole, exhibiting what it means to live united.

United Way of Porter County and partner, The Times of Northwest Indiana, are searching for stories of remarkable, local volunteers for the first annual Spirit Awards. This new community award celebrates individuals who have displayed extraordinary service above self and served as an inspiration to others.

Seven selected individuals will be featured in The Times of Northwest Indiana media and honored at the United Way of Porter County Annual Celebration on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at The Spa Special Events Center in Porter, Indiana.

Award nominations will be accepted from all Northwest Indiana counties. You may submit more than one nomination. Recipients will be selected by a committee of volunteers.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Recipients will be notified
Friday, February 24, 2017

Online at

Nomination Form PDF Available Here
Mail to:
United Way of Porter County
951 Eastport Centre Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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