Breakfast is On!

by LeDayne McLeese Polaski / 23 March 2020 / No Comments

MECKMIN’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY LEADER AWARDS BREAKFAST IS ON!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020 – 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  – On-Line

In this challenging time, we see more clearly than ever the importance of community leaders who collaborate across difference and address social needs in our community. 

We can also see the absolute necessity of the work MeckMIN does to build bridges between diverse communities as we watch people and organizations use the connections they’ve created through MeckMIN to meet the needs of their neighbors. 

So, though we cannot gather together physically, we’ll still come together for the annual MeckMIN Community Leaders Awards Breakfast to honor local leaders and raise funds to support MeckMIN’s work for understanding, compassion and justice.

We’ll gather together on May 27 – most likely using Facebook Live – at 7:30 a.m. 

We hope you’ll participate! Here are several ways you can help make our virtual breakfast a success: 

NOMINATIONS: 

We’ve extended the nomination deadline to APRIL 6. PLEASE nominate a person or organization you believe deserves to be honored. 

Community Leader Award Criteria

A community leader or an organization who:

  1. embodies the mission and vision of MeckMIN to promote interfaith collaboration; to foster understanding, compassion, and justice; and to nurture a community that that lives by the highest values and core virtues of our rich faith traditions and respects the dignity of every person.
  2. exemplifies leadership and collaboration across differences in the community;
  3. fosters interfaith understanding, promotes racial and ethnic understanding, and addresses social needs in the community.

Bridge Builder Award Criteria

A community member who:

  1. embodies the mission and vision of MeckMIN;
  2. is an unsung hero, volunteer, grassroots level person, engaged with MeckMIN;
  3. directly promotes one-on-one relationships and bridge building across differences through his/her actions and daily life;
  4. fosters interfaith cooperation, promotes racial and ethnic understanding, and addresses social needs in the community.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:  

All proceeds will support MeckMIN. 

Buy a ticket–Tickets are $45, but a gift of any amount will get you a seat at the virtual table. 

Buy a table – Table sponsorships are key to the success of this annual fundraiser. Please consider sponsoring a table in the name of your house of faith, community organization, or business. You might also consider buying a table in the name of a local small business to get them much-needed advertising. A half table (4 attendees) is $250 or a full table (8 attendees) is $500. 

Become a sponsor– Congregations, organizations, and businesses can also underwrite one of our two awards or be a sustaining or presenting sponsor. Please see the full list of sponsorship levels and the benefits of each: 

https://www.meckmin.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Sponsor-Form_Levels_fillable-FORM-2.pdf

Please join us as we celebrate and encourage some of the wonderful people and groups leading our community – and help MeckMIN to continue the work of inspiring, training, empowering and connecting interfaith leaders. 

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LeDayne McLeese Polaski