PRESS RELEASE: Deadline Approaching for Governor’s Service Awards

2013 OFBCI Letterhead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT: Curtis Ferrell
July 10, 2013                                                                  PHONE:317-234-4031


Deadline Approaching for Governor’s Service Awards


INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 10, 2013) Time is running out to nominate individuals for the 2013 Governor’s Service Awards. Nominations must be submitted by July 19, 2013. 

The Governor’s Service Awards are Indiana’s most prestigious awards celebrating the accomplishments of dedicated volunteers and servant leaders from across the state. Nominations are currently being accepted for individuals who display exemplary service through volunteering in the categories of Communities of Service, Corporate Service, Youth Service, National Service, Service-Learning, Faith-Based Service, Volunteerism, and Lifetime Achievement. The awards are presented annually as part of the Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building. 

“In the spirit of the raised torch on our state flag, Indiana is blessed with a great number of extraordinary people lighting the way for their neighbors and communities,” Governor Mike Pence said. “I encourage Hoosiers to make a nomination and show their gratitude to a service-minded individual, corporate entity, service-learning group, or organization.” 

As in previous years, the goal of the conference will be to provide a forum where Indiana nonprofit leaders, volunteer coordinators, national service members and service-learning participants can engage in meaningful dialogue, exchange best practices, receive valuable training, establish partnerships, and celebrate accomplishments.  

“I’m confident that there are many Hoosiers in each of Indiana’s 92 counties who are deserving of these awards,” Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) Executive Director Jeff Cardwell said. “Whether you or someone you know serves Indiana through a faith-based organization, a community group, or through an independent service initiative, we encourage you to nominate them or yourself for an opportunity to be recognized at this joyous event.” 

To nominate an individual or yourself, download the nomination form from the website at This website also includes links to pictures and video testimony from past years’ awardees. Once the form is completed, it can be submitted electronically or by mail. The OFBCI requests that all nominations be submitted by July 19, 2013. 

For more information regarding the conference or the service awards please contact conference coordinator, Debbie Pidgeon at


The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives promotes service and volunteerism in the State of Indiana. Working together with other government agencies, AmeriCorps*State programs, volunteer centers, and faith-based and community organizations, the OFBCI helps Hoosiers to develop and implement solutions in their own communities.



Curtis Ferrell | Program Officer / Communications Liaison 

Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives 

302 West Washington Street | Indiana Government Center (South Complex), Room E-012 

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 

T: 317.234.4031 

F: 317.233.5660 




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