A memorable afternoon unfolded at the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center’s ON Center as more than 140 community members gathered for the highly anticipated 2023 Ozaukee Impact Awards on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The ceremony, expertly emceed by Tom Wachs, esteemed local meteorologist with FOX6, was a celebration of the exceptional individuals, groups, and companies who have exemplified the true spirit of giving over the past year. These distinguished awards recognized the remarkable community impact achieved by these change-makers.

The 2023 Ozaukee Impact Awards were proudly presented by Bank Five Nine. Additionally, Simplicity Foundation Fund honored winners, as the 2023 Award sponsors. Thierfelder Builders honored nominees as 2023 Certificate Sponsors.

Among the nominees, the following stood out for their exceptional achievements.

  • Nonprofit of the Year – Family Promise of Ozaukee County
  • Community Stewardship of the Year – Bank Five Nine
  • Volunteer of the Year – Kirsten Coenen
  • Community Collaboration of the Year – Back 2 School Fair 
  • Nonprofit Emerging Leader of the Year – Leonard Johnson

Carissa Barnes, Executive Director of the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “This was a remarkable opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of numerous volunteers and nonprofits throughout our county. We are privileged to be part of such an amazing community where individuals selflessly contribute their time and talents without expecting anything in return. It was truly an honor to showcase the award winners who have made a significant difference.”

For more information about the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center and its initiatives, please visit ozaukeenonprofitcenter.org.