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Commitment to Community
Award Winner

By rallying online support, Foster Progress is the recipient of our Commitment to Community award! They will receive a $10,000 donation to support their cause. Foster Progress empowers Illinois youth currently or formerly in foster care attain a college degree and successfully transition into adulthood. Thank you to our partners for voting and sending in nominations. Together, we make a difference.

The Three Finalists

We received over 130 nominations for our Commitment to Community Award and selected three finalists. One of these three organizations has the chance to receive an additional $10,000 donation through voting. Vote for one of these organizations on our Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn profiles by August 30.

Clothes to Kids

Since 2003, Clothes to Kids has provided new and quality used clothing to low-income or in-crisis school-age children, free of charge. Clothes to Kids envisions a community in which every school-age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success. 

Foster Progress

Foster Progress empowers Illinois youth currently or formerly in foster care to attain a college degree and transition into adulthood successfully by providing mentorship, advocacy, and educational opportunity. They inspire youth with a long-term vision of their future and help them make it a reality. 

The Littlest Heroes

The Littlest Heroes is a non-profit organization providing financial and emotional support to families who have a child living with cancer. Since 2002, they have impacted the lives of children living with cancer and their families by addressing the economic, emotional, and social concerns that accompany childhood cancer through education, assistance, and community organization.

Commitment to CommunityAward Guidelines

We are thrilled to announce our first Commitment to Community Award. One of Gemini’s core values is stewardship. We’re inviting you to partner with us to give back to your community.

How does it work? 
You’ll have the opportunity to nominate a 501c(3) nonprofit in your community that makes a difference. If your nonprofit is selected as one of the three finalists, they will receive a $2500 donation toward the purchase and installation of new signage, channeled through your sign shop.

What is the duration of the campaign?
The Commitment to Community Award campaign begins on July 31st. Nominations will be received for nonprofits through our social media pages. Nominations close mid-August.  The week of August 21st, Gemini’s nomination committee will select three finalists which will be released on social media. These three nonprofits will receive $2,500 from Gemini towards new signage and installation.* 

On Gemini’s social media accounts, a voting process will launch enabling followers to vote for one of the three nonprofits to receive an additional $10,000 donation to support their cause. Voting closes August 30th

What nonprofits are eligible?
Any 501c(3) nonprofit in your area is eligible. Must be an organization who makes a difference in your community and one that you feel is worth highlighting. 

Will the award be given in Gemini’s name?
Yes, in addition to the sign partner that nominated the winning nonprofit.  Additionally, all signage orders will be filtered through your company. One of Gemini’s core values is stewardship and we’re inviting you to join us in taking ownership of making a difference in your communities. 

Can we nominate more than one nonprofit?
No, only one nomination can be received per business. 

*Please note: Checks must be made to the nonprofit organization. This money will then be used by the nonprofit to purchase and install signage from the nominating signage partner. Gemini cannot make payment directly to the signage partner. All checks must be provided to the nonprofit.

*Gemini reserves the right to select (or not select) 501c(3) organizations for donations. We reserve the right to choose the recipient of the $10,000 donation with or without the influence of votes. We maintain that the donation will go to the most deserving and best candidate as assessed by an internal cross-functional team of voters. 

To view a list of the nominated nonprofit’s, click here.