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heart 2 heart awards

Presented by

DeHart Plumbing, Heating & Air

In 2021, Love Stanislaus County teamed up with DeHart, Plumbing, Heating & Air to recognize the above and beyond contributions of residents of Stanislaus County that are rooted in giving, loving and making a difference. 

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Nominees, finalists and winners are recognized in June at the Heart 2 Heart Awards Ceremony each year.  

 

All finalists receive a letter of acknowledgement and a certificate.  

 

Finalists are recognized on Love Stanislaus County’s social media and website. 

 

The winners of each award are announced at the Heart 2 Heart Awards Ceremony and receive the

Heart 2 Heart trophy for the category they are nominated for.

City of the year

City of the Year recipient is a city within Stanislaus County that have done the following:

Carried out the vision, mission, and values of Love Stanislaus County

Hosted a volunteer day that included multiple sectors of the community

Scheduled and held committee meetings regularly and throughout the year

Was respectful and collaborative with other cities

Attended LSC Charter Monthly Meetings on a regular basis

Followed all parts of the LSC Charter

Chair responded timely to emails and requests timely with Love Stanislaus County 

Kept webpages active and up to date 

Had an active social media presence and tagged LSC in posts

Promoted their city wide serve day all throughout their city 

Promoted and shared year round activities with not just their city but with all cities throughout Stanislaus County 

Documented (video & pictures) and shared with LSC city wide serve day as well as activities throughout the year 

Was active in the community hosting or co-hosting activities outside the city wide volunteer day (new cities excluded)

Ensured that work within their city was shared and connected to Love Stanislaus County

Participated in and promoted in LSC Promotional Tour

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City of the Year Recipient

2022     City of Keyes 

City of the Year Past Recipients 
2021      City of  Waterford

Citizen of the year

The LSC Citizen of the Year is awarded to an individual who displays their love of the community through their personal and professional service in the community. This is a combination of volunteer work, civic engagement and participation in creating change and inspiring people in the community.

They are involved in community efforts and serving others.

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Citizen of the Year Recipient

2022     Erica Ayala - Patterson, CA 

Citizen of the Year Past Recipients 
2021     Mandy Wilson - Waterford, CA 

volunteer of the year

The LSC Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded to an individual who displays their love of the community through their personal and professional service in the community.
They are involved in community efforts and serving others.

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Volunteer of the Year Recipient

2022     Megan Shandel- Waterford, CA 

Volunteer of the Year Past Recipients 
2021     Phil Blake - Modesto, CA 

Project leader 
of the year

The LSC Project Leader of the Year Award is awarded to an individual who displays their love of the community through their service as a project leader for their city’s volunteer day.

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Project Leader of the Year Recipient

2022     Greg Shipman- Love Oakdale 

Project Leader of the Year Past Recipients 
2022 First Year of Award

nonprofit organization
of the year

The LSC Non-profit of the Year Award is awarded to a non-profit who displays their love of the community through their personal and professional service in the community. They are involved in community efforts and serving others in an above and beyond manner.

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Nonprofit of the Year Recipient

2022     Jessica's House - Turlock, CA

Nonprofit of the Year Past Recipients 
2021     Invest In Me - Patterson, CA

business organization
of the year

The LSC Business Organization of the Year Award is awarded to a business or organization who displays their love of the community through their personal and professional service in the community. They are involved in community efforts and serving others in an above and beyond manner.

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Business of the Year Recipient

2022     Modesto Subaru - Modesto, CA

Business of the Year Past Recipients 
2021     Modesto Nuts - Modesto, CA 
 

Education Awards

The LSC Education Awards are awarded to a schools and School employees that has done the following:

Carried out the vision, mission, and values of Love Stanislaus County

Focused on student needs as a priority

Communicated effectively with our staff on needs, events, and activities and how we could assist

Performed from a solution-based mindset on serving students

School of the year

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School of the Year Recipient

2022     Elliott High School - Modesto- Modesto City Schools District

School of the Year Past Recipients  
2021     Bonita Elementary School - Crows Landing - Newman-Crows Landing School District 

School administrator
of the year

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School Administrator of the Year Recipient

2022     John Luis - PACE School - Modesto - Stanislaus County Office of Education

School Administrator of the Year Past Recipients

2021     John Fountain - Somerset Middle School - Modesto - Sylvan Union School District

School educator
of the year

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School Teacher of the Year Recipient

2022     Brian Hughes - Spratling Junior High - Keyes - Keyes Unified School District 

School Teacher of the Year Past Recipients 

2021     Barbara Rios - Orville Wright Elementary - Modesto

School classified professional of the year

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School Classified Professional of the Year Recipient

2022     Maria Jackson - Empire Elementary School - Empire Unified School District

School Classified Professional of the Year Past Recipients

2021     Jose Hurtado - Mark Twain Junior High - Modesto- Modesto City Schools District

Employee of the year

Each year our staff at Love Stanislaus County works hard to serve our community.
LSC, in recognition of their hard work, picks one employee as the employee of the year.

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Employee of the Year Recipient
2022     Bonnie Crabtree - Bookkeeper
 
Employee of the Year Recipient

2021     Menne Hall - Director of Operations

lsc community advisory committee member 
of the year

Love Stanislaus County is home to a 15 person Community Advisory Committee that helps provide valuable insight and direction for the organization.  The Committee Member of the Year award is given to a member of the group who goes above and beyond the minimum requirements for the committee.  This person is a constant ambassador or the organization.

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Member of the Year Recipient
2022     Felicia Lopez
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Member of the Year Recipient

2022     Wade Patton

covid-19 resiliency
award

In January of 2021, the efforts of our Neighbors Program during the COVID-19 pandemic were recognized by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

 

The Chamber awarded Love Stanislaus County with the COVID-19 Resiliency Award.

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non-profit of the year

In 2020, the efforts of Love Stanislaus County’s work were recognized by Assemblyman Heath Flora.

 

The California State Assembly recognized Love Stanislaus County as Non-Profit Organization of the Year.