2014: 9th Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Videos

Watch the opening of the 2014 WEDU Be More Awards ceremony
To watch the winners receive their awards, click the video icon in each category below.

UP CLOSE WITH CATHY UNRUH: 2014 WEDU Be More Awards Special

Winner

Award

Karen Mertes, Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc. Be More Entrepreneurial, C1 Bank Engaged Philanthropist Award
Big Cat Rescue Be More Relevant,  Best Use of Video Award (2014 video submissions)
Becki Forsell, YES! Of America United Inc. Be More Vocal, Steve Otto, Voice of Tampa Bay Award
Margo Knighton, The Red Apple School, Inc. Be More Involved, Mason Dixon Award for Volunteerism
Avi Davidson Be More Positive, The ABC Action News Award
The Junior League of Tampa Be More Humble, Warren Averett People’s Choice Award
Feeding America Tampa Bay Be More Brilliant, The Mosaic Company Innovation Award
Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Inc. Be More Entertaining, Special Events Award
Art Center Sarasota Be More Enriched, Arts & Culture Award
More Health, Inc. Be More Informed , Nielsen Marketing Campaign Award
American Stage Be More Knowledgeable, Educational Outreach Award
Avalon Theisen, Conserve It Forward Be More Inspiring, Rising Star Award
Lifelong Learning Academy Be More Empowered, Paycor Small Nonprofit Award
Wheels of Success, Inc. Be More Encouraged, Judges’ Choice Award
Feeding America Tampa Bay Be More Unstoppable, Nonprofit Organization of the Year

 


 

2013: 8th Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Videos

Watch the opening of the 2013 WEDU Be More Awards ceremony
To watch the winners receive their awards, click the video icon in each category below.

UP CLOSE WITH CATHY UNRUH: 2013 WEDU Be More Awards Special

Winner

Award

Starting Right, Now Be More Informed… Marketing Campaign Award
Lazydays Employee Foundation & Stageworks Theatre Be More Entertaining…  Special Events Award
Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay Be More Brilliant…  Innovation Award
Asolo Repertory Theatre Be More Enriched…  Arts & Culture Award
Florida Studio Theatre, Inc. Be More Knowledgeable…  Educational Outreach
Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc. Be More Humble…  The People’s Choice Award
Big Cat Rescue Be More Relevant…  Best Use of Video (2013 video submissions)
Dr. Antonio Gayoso (My Hope Chest) Be More Involved…  Award for Volunteerism
Hailey Scheinman Be More Inspiring…  Rising Star Award
Alisa Savoretti (My Hope Chest) Be More Entrepreneurial…  Engaged Philanthropist Award
Music Sweet Music, Inc. Be More Empowered…  Small Nonprofit Award
Mario De Armas Be More Giving…  The Ryan Nece Foundation Power of Giving Award
CASA Be More Encouraged…  Judge’s Choice Award
Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay Be More Unstoppable…  Nonprofit Organization of the Year

 


 

2012: 7th Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Videos

WEDU SPECIALS: Full Awards Ceremony

UP CLOSE WITH CATHY UNRUH: Be More Awards Special

Winner

Award

More Health, Inc. Be More Informed… Marketing Campaign Award
The Junior League of Tampa Bay, Inc. Be More Entertaining…  Special Events Award
Lazydays Employee Foundation Be More Brilliant…  Innovation Award
Asolo Repertory Theatre Be More Enriched…  Arts & Culture Award
Glazer Children’s Museum Be More Knowledgeable…  Educational Outreach
Early Learning Coalition of Pasco Hernando, Inc. Be More Humble…  The People’s Choice Award
Lazydays Employee Foundation Be More Relevant…  Best Use of Video
Donna Hunter (Tampa General Hospital) Be More Involved…  Award for Volunteerism
T Hampton Dorhman (Hampton Arts Management) Be More Entrepreneurial…  Rising Star Award
Deronda Hills (Mental Healthcare, Inc.) Be More Giving…  The Ryan Nece Foundation Power of Giving Award
Lazydays Employee Foundation Be More Encouraged…  Judge’s Choice Award
Starting Right, Now Be More Unstoppable…  Nonprofit Organization of the Year

 


 

2011: 6th Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Winner

Award

More Health, Inc. Be More Informed… Marketing Campaign Award
Child Abuse Council Be More Entertaining…  Special Events Award
Florida Institute for Community Studies, Inc. Be More Brilliant…  Innovation Award
Powerstories Theatre, Inc. Be More Enriched…  Arts & Culture Award
Infants & Young Children of WCF, Inc. Be More Knowledgeable…  Educational Outreach
Child Abuse Council Be More Humble…  The People’s Choice Award
Big Cat Rescue Be More Relevant…  Best Use of Video
Robert Ettleman Be More Involved…  Award for Volunteerism
Steve Toth (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) Be More Entrepreneurial…  Rising Star Award
Bryane Heaberlin Be More Giving…  The Ryan Nece Foundation Power of Giving Award
David A. Straz, Jr. (Center for the Performing Arts) Be More Philanthropic…  Individual or Corporate Award
Children First, Inc. Be More Encouraged…  Judge’s Choice Award
Housing & Education Alliance Be More Unstoppable…  Nonprofit Organization of the Year

 


 

2010: 5th Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Winner

Award

Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc. Be More Informed… Marketing Campaign Award
Community Tampa Bay Be More Entertaining… Special Events Award
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Be More Brilliant… Innovation Award
Polk Museum of Art Be More Enriched… New Award for Culturally-Based Organizations
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc. Be More Knowledgeable… Educational Outreach Award
Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. Be More Humble… People’s Choice Award
Steve Franks (The ALS Association, Florida Chapter) Be More Involved… Individual Winner (Mason Dixon Award + Poll)
The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc. Be More Encouraged… Judge’s Choice Award
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Be More Unstoppable… Nonprofit Organization of the Year

 


 

2009: 4th Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Winner

Award

Meals on Wheels of Tampa Be More Informed… Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Family Service Centers, Inc. Be More Entertained…  Outstanding Achievement in Special Events
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Be More Brilliant…  Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
Sunrise of Pasco County Be More Knowledgeable…  Outstanding Achievement in Educational Outreach
Big Cat Rescue Be More Humble…  The People’s Choice Award
The Little Red Wagon Foundation
& Lazydays Partners Foundation
Be More Encouraged…  Judge’s Choice Award
The Children’s Home The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay…  Community Spirit Award
Meals on Wheels of Tampa Be More Unstoppable…  Nonprofit Organization of the Year

 


 

2008: 3rd Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Winner

Award

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Be More Informed… Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Be More Entertaining… Outstanding Achievement in Special Events
The Little Red Wagon Foundation Be More Brilliant… Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
University of Florida 4H Youth Development Be More Knowledgeable… Outstanding Achievement in Educational Outreach
Big Cat Rescue Be More Humble… The People’s Choice Award
Lazydays Partners Foundation Be More Encouraged… The Judge’s Choice Award
Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee and Sarasota The Community Foundations of Sarasota and Manatee Counties Community Spirit Award
The Spring of Tampa Bay Be More Unstoppable… Non-profit Organization of the Year

 


 

2007: 2nd Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Winner

Award

SPCA Tampa Bay Be More Informed… Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
The Junior League of St. Petersburg Be More Entertaining… Outstanding Achievement in Special Events
The Pier Aquarium Be More Brilliant… Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
Children First Be More Knowledgeable… Outstanding Achievement in Educational Outreach
Big Cat Rescue Be More Humble… The People’s Choice Award
Family Enrichment Center Be More Encouraged… The Judge’s Choice Award
Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities The Community Foundations of Sarasota and Manatee Counties Community Spirit Award
Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities Be More Unstoppable… Non-profit Organization of the Year

 


 

2006: 1st Annual WEDU Be More Awards

Winner

Award

The Children’s Home, Inc. Be More Informed… Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
The Florida Center Be More Entertaining… Outstanding Achievement in Special Events
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County Be More Brilliant… Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. Be More Knowledgeable… Outstanding Achievement in Educational Outreach
Yes! Of America United Be More Humble… The People’s Choice Award
Backlot Arts, Inc. The Community Foundations of Sarasota and Manatee Counties Community Spirit Award
The Children’s Home, Inc. Be More Unstoppable… Non-profit Organization of the Year