The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is pleased to announce its fourth annual Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards. In partnership with the McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation seeking to improve the quality of life for present and future generations, four Minnesotans, two from the Twin Cities metro and two from Greater Minnesota, will each receive $10,000 in recognition of the significant impact they have had on the state of Minnesota and its communities. 

Learn about the 2018 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Heroes!


Award Criteria

A Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero is an individual who has had a significant impact on the state of Minnesota and its communities. This individual:

·         Has played a significant role on creating a positive impact on Minnesota and its communities.

·         Has not been widely recognized for his/her work in the past.

Award Eligibility

·         Nominees do not have to be employed at an organization to be eligible, but may be volunteers, board members or service staff of nonprofits.

·         Nominees must be Minnesota residents.

·         Self-nominations will not be accepted.

·         Nominees may not be past Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award or Human Services Award recipients.

Recipients will receive:

·         $10,000 cash award

·         Public recognition at MCN's 2018 Annual Conference in St. Paul on November 14.

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