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Last chance to nominate nonprofits, professionals and volunteers for Hats Off Nonprofit Awards

From left to right: Katia Saint Preux, Peter Cruise and Jessica Cecere at the 2021 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards.

Photo by Capehart Photography

Nonprofits First is hosting the Sixth Annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards which will be held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion on Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and today is the last day to submit nominations.

The Hats Off Nonprofit Awards honors nonprofits, nonprofit professionals and volunteers throughout Palm Beach County. The event is chaired by Dr. Peter Cruise, executive director of the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy at Florida Atlantic University.

The call for nominations will close today, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m. Nominations can be submitted by visiting

“We are so thrilled to be honoring our amazing, talented and dedicated nonprofit organizations for their work during yet another challenging year. They deserve to be recognized now more than ever. Reuniting the nonprofit sector and celebrating the fortitude of our community leaders and volunteers is something we should all be excited about," said Jessica Cecere, CEO of Nonprofits First.

Nominations will be accepted in 10 categories: Nonprofit of the Year (small, medium, and large); Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year; Nonprofit MVP, Nonprofit Professional of the Year; Nonprofit Executive of the Year; and Lifetime Achievement; Community Collaborators Award, and Innovation Award. There will also be two “Live” awards for attendees to vote for that evening, “People’s Choice” and for “Best Hat.”

The Hats Off Nonprofit Awards will take place in the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion and will feature a premium open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets for the event are on sale now at for $125 per person for early-bird pricing and increases to $150 on Sept. 10. Tables of ten are $1,500 and sponsorships are available at all levels. Parking is complimentary in the covered garage. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

About Nonprofits First, Inc.: Since 2005, Nonprofits First, Inc. has been the leading resource for strengthening the administrative and operational capacity of nonprofit organizations in the community. Comprised of experienced professionals, consultants and volunteers, the vision of Nonprofits First is a community in which all nonprofits achieve their highest level of desired impact. For more information, visit


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