LIVE UNITED Awards 2023


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The LIVE UNITED Awards celebration will be held on April 26, 2023.

United Way Monterey County's LIVE UNITED Awards celebrate and recognize volunteers for their contributions to our community in the broad priority areas of Education and Youth Services, Human Services, Youth Volunteer, Community Service, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The nomination form consists of three sections: Nominee Information, Priority Areas, and Narrative.

Nomination submission deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Please note:

Nominations will not be considered for evaluation unless submitted through this online form.

Past awardees are not eligible (click here to see list attached of past awardees).  

If you have questions, please contact Lynda Patrick at (831) 318-1973 or email (


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How did the nominee address the priority area need


Models one or more of these attributes within selected priority area:

  • Capacity building and empowerment                                               
  • Working to build Collective Impact and collaborative approaches      
  • Driving demonstrable and measurable impact              
  • Creating solutions that are sustainable
  • Engages a variety of stakeholders (non-profits, students, businesses, local leaders, faith based, etc) 

Models one or more of these attributes: 

  • Leadership, inspiration, and motivation                                       
  • Teamwork and respect                                        
  • Accountability and full of integrity 
  • Lifelong learner
  • Dependable 
  • Collaborative problem-solver                   
  • Effectively communicates
Influences others:
  • Advocates on regional, county, state or national levels for community members.
  • Volunteering affects/impacts a large number of individuals or communities
  • Activities affects behaviors and values to affect a culture of volunteering
  • Cultivates a diverse and inclusive environment 
Consider the amount of time dedicated to volunteer effort during calendar year 2021:
  • Number of hours 
  • Frequency of activity