Community Foundation 2nd Annual Inspire Gala

When: Friday, March 1st at 5:30 PM (Program starts at 7 PM)

Where: The Hilton Churchill Ballroom

Black Tie Optional

We at The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County are looking forward to honoring members of our community for their outstanding efforts to create change and leave a lasting impact.

We will recognize an individual from each of these categories:

  • Youth Philanthropist of The Year
  • Emerging Nonprofit
  • Nonprofit Board Member of The Year
  • Nonprofit of The Year
  • Corporate Partner of The Year
  • The Unsung Hero
  • Philanthropist of The Year

Nonprofit Brochures must be delivered by 4 PM on Tuesday, February 27th.

Award nominations will be sent to another Community Foundation outside of our county for voting. Nominees will have their names redacted and will be assigned a number to ensure voting is based on merit and their contributions to the community through their dedication, time and resources to create a better Marion County.

Please be sure to review all guidelines for nominations, category requirements, and complete all information.

We respect the privacy of our local philanthropists and understand that not every person within our community is comfortable with being recognized. Each nominee will be called and given the opportunity to have their nomination pulled if they choose. The entity who submitted the nomination will remain anonymous within the Community Foundation.

The top three nominees for each category will be notified of being a finalist and will be given the opportunity to attend the Gala with a guest.