Nonprofits First Hats Off Nonprofits Awards nominations are open now through Aug 22-Seeking nominations!


(West Palm Beach, Fla.) Thursday, July 21, 2022-Nonprofits First announces the Sixth Annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards will be in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. 

The Hats Off Nonprofit Awards celebrates and honors nonprofit organizations, professionals and volunteers in the Palm Beach County nonprofit sector who contribute to strengthening and serving our community. The event is chaired by Dr. Peter Cruise, Executive Director of the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy at Florida Atlantic University.

The call for nominations opened July 11 and will close on August 22 at 5 pm. Nominations can be submitted by visiting .

“We are so thrilled to be honoring our amazing, talented, and dedicated nonprofit organizations for their work during yet another challenging year! They deserve to be recognized now more than ever! Reuniting the nonprofit sector and celebrating the fortitude of our community leaders and volunteers is something we should all be excited about. Please nominate as many worthy nonprofit organizations, professionals, and volunteers as possible in any one or more of the categories, we will look forward to celebrating the nonprofit sector together and “in-person” said Jessica Cecere, Chief Executive Officer of Nonprofits First.

Nominations will be accepted in 10 categories:  Nonprofit of the Year (small, medium, and large); Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year; Nonprofit MVP, Nonprofit Professional of the Year; Nonprofit Executive of the Year; and Lifetime Achievement; Community Collaborators Award, and Innovation Award. There will also be two “Live” awards for attendees to vote for that evening, “People’s Choice” and for “Best Hat.”

The Hats Off Nonprofit Awards will take place in the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion and will feature a premium open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets for the Hats Off Nonprofit Awards are on sale now at for $125 per person for early-bird pricing, ticket prices increase to $150 on September 10th, tables of ten are $1,500 and sponsorships are available at all levels. Parking is complimentary in the covered garage. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Hats Off Nonprofit Awards Calendar Listing: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Nonprofits First Sixth Annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards 
5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in the Cohen Pavilion. This fundraising event will celebrate and honor the nonprofit sector, professionals, and volunteers in Palm Beach County.

About Nonprofits First, Inc.:
Since 2005, Nonprofits First, Inc. has been the leading resource for strengthening the administrative and operational capacity of nonprofit organizations in the community. Comprised of experienced professionals, consultants, and volunteers, the vision of Nonprofits First is a community in which all nonprofits achieve their highest level of desired impact. For more information, visit

Photos by Capehart Photography: Photos from 2021 Hats Off Nonprofit Awards