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Please join us in celebrating a Century of Service and volunteerism in the community at the 100 Years of Volunteers Luncheon on March 21st, 2023 at 11:30am-1:00pm. Register below by March 13th. If you share their names below, volunteers can receive a certification of recognition signed by both mayors as a thank you for their time and dedication to service. 


Volunteers give so much of themselves to the community! United Way of Greater Lafayette provides an opportunity to give back to volunteers and show them some much deserved love and recognition. Do you have any outstanding volunteers that you want to be recognized? Nominate them for one of the community volunteer awards today! You can also sign them up to receive a certificate signed by both mayors! Deadline to nominate is February 15th. 

Volunteer Certificates

Recognize your volunteers by providing them with an award certificate signed by Mayor Roswarski and Mayor Dennis.  

Marcile Eddy Shining Light Award

This award honors the late Marcile Eddy, a woman who was once dubbed “the heart and soul of volunteerism in Lafayette.” Hundreds of volunteers in and around Greater Lafayette engage in meaningful and impactful work each and every year, but some of them truly rise above their duties as volunteers. The Marcile Eddy Shining Light Award showcases an individual whose empowering volunteer efforts and leadership skills have significantly impacted a local organization or the surrounding community.

Marcile’s dedication to the community extended far beyond her volunteer hours. She served as an advocate, mentor, listener, and teacher to those around her. Although there will never be another Marcile Eddy, we know there are others in our community like her. 


Volunteers don’t dedicate their time for the sake of themselves—they do it for others.

The Golden Gift of Time Awards are given to lifelong volunteers who have dedicated countless hours toward the betterment of a local organization or the surrounding community. These awards showcase reliable, dedicated volunteers who show up week after week, ready to serve their community.

Previous award winners have included a kitchen volunteer for LTHC Homeless Services, a crisis intervention specialist for Mental Health America, and a project manager for SAWs Ramps. 

Franciscan Health Community Impact Award

It’s been nearly 150 years since the six sisters of St. Francis traveled to Lafayette from Germany in search of new ministries, but their mission continues to live on in the hearts of dedicated volunteers in and around Greater Lafayette. The Franciscan Community Award honors an individual whose volunteers efforts have helped fulfill a need within the surrounding community.

This individual should demonstrate the ability to identify and alleviate a community need through volunteer work.

Nominees for this award do not necessarily need to have volunteered a large number of hours to a specific organization, but rather, should be directly connected to a single or collaborative source of tangible community impact. 


The Tippecanoe County Youth Award is given to an outstanding youth volunteer who has gone above and beyond to serve and give back to their community.