Ozaukee Impact Awards

Ozaukee Nonprofit Center is excited to announce the return of the “Ozaukee Impact Awards”—an award ceremony that celebrates individuals, groups, and companies that epitomized the spirt of giving in 2022. The Ozaukee Impact Awards seek to recognize local change-makers and the impact they had within our community.

Presenting Sponsor – Port Washington State Bank

Beverage Sponsor – Jolly Good Soda/ Krier Foods


Congratulations to our 2022 Impact Award Winners:

Nominees – Nonprofit of the Year – Saukville Community Food Pantry

Nominees – Community Stewardship of the Year – Port Washington State Bank

Nominees – Volunteer of the Year – Linda Vargo

Nominees – Community Collaboration of the Year – Blossom IDD

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Event Details

Location: Ozaukee Nonprofit Center

Date: August 25th, 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30 PM (Lunch: 12:00pm (noon); Presentation Begins: 12:30pm)

Nominate / Nominees

2022 Nominations are now closed. 

It’s time to nominate for the Ozaukee Impact Awards (to be held Thursday, August 25, 2022. Individuals are invited to make a nomination in any or all the award categories you see listed. Please scroll all the way through to review every category.

Those nominated will be contacted to complete a questionnaire. Their answers will be considered by the judging committee. The judges’ decision is final. All eligible nominees will be acknowledged for their nomination and winners will be announced at the Ozaukee Impact Awards.

Special consideration for the 2022 Impact Awards will be given to Ozaukee Nonprofit Center Member Organizations where applicable. Winners from the 2021 Ozaukee Impact Awards will not be eligible to receive the same award two years in a row but may be recognized in another category.

*PLEASE NOTE – awards are not based on the number of nominations.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2022 by 5:00pm (Nominations are now closed)

We will present the following four awards for 2022:

  • Nonprofit of the Year: Acknowledges an outstanding nonprofit organization for its service and mission-based success in 2022.
  • Community Stewardship of the Year: Honors a corporation or business entity that has made a substantial impact in the community through monetary or in-kind donations, sponsorships, or employee volunteer programs.
  • Volunteer of the Year: A volunteer who consistently went above and beyond this year in lending their time and expertise to a nonprofit organization.
  • Community Collaboration of the Year: Recognizes two or more volunteer groups or nonprofit organizations that collaborated on a local initiative or project that made an impact within the community.


Our 2022 Nominees Are:

Nominees – Nonprofit of the Year

  • Advocates of Ozaukee
  • Bridge the Divide
  • Balance INC
  • Cedarburg Civic Band
  • Family Sharing of Ozaukee
  • Forward Careers, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee County
  • Mel’s Charities
  • Mequon Nature Preserve, Inc. (MNP)
  • Mr. Bobs Under the Bridge
  • NAACP Ozaukee County
  • NAMI Ozaukee
  • Ozaukee Family Services
  • Port Washington Main Street
  • Saukville Community Food Pantry

Nominees – Community Stewardship of the Year

  • Birchwood Snow & Landscape Contractors
  • Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club & Foundation
  • Cupcake-A-Rhee
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Kapco
  • Kohler Credit Union
  • Port Washington State Bank
  • Stifel-Mequon South
  • The Chalet Motel
  • Wayne’s Drive In

Nominees – Volunteer of the Year

  • Anne Noster – Belgium Chamber of Commerce
  • Barbara Janseen – Family Promise of Ozaukee
  • Bob Burmeister – Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge
  • Bob Meier – Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee
  • Dave Antoine – Multiple Non-profit Agencies
  • Dave Johnson – Family Sharing of Ozaukee
  • Donna O’Connell – NAMI Ozaukee
  • Gina Stupak – Westlawn PTO
  • Heidi May – Cedarburg Friends of the Library
  • Joe Leinbeck – Saukville Community Food Pantry
  • Kelly Riedesel – Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Kim Meisinger – Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda Vargo – Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
  • Megan Olson – Ozaukee Family Services
  • Michael Weber – NAMI Ozaukee
  • Nicholas Dow – Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee
  • Sarah Rzadzki – Helping Hands Healing Hooves
  • Spencer & Joanne Korte – Mequon Nature Preserve, Inc.
  • Tim Nikolai – Big Brothers Big Sister of Ozaukee

Nominees – Community Collaboration Award

  • Barb Fischer – Advocates of Ozaukee
  • Blossom IDD
  • Cedarburg Civic Band
  • Community Mental Health Committee
  • Community Service Navigator – Advocates of Ozaukee
  • Forward Careers
  • Mequon Nature Preserve, Inc. (MNP)
  • CSD educators, PTO members, the American Legion & the CPD
  • Saukville Community Food Pantry




Sponsors of the Ozaukee Impact Awards play a key role in allowing this event to take place. As a sponsor, exposure and recognition are provided based on the level of support. Sponsorship was due July 15th, for questions regarding sponsorship, please email us at info@oznc.org.

Thank you to our following Ozaukee Impact Award Sponsor for 2022:

Presenting Sponsor – Port Washington State Bank

Beverage Sponsor – Jolly Good Soda/ Krier Foods


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