For the second year in a row, Crawford North, a division of Crawford Company, awarded $1,000 to one of three finalists dedicated to service and positive impact in the region. Thirty area nonprofit organizations were nominated. The first place award went to Dubuque Tri-State Share. The second and third place winners, Hills and Dales Child Development Center and Shalom Spirituality Center respectively, received $250 each. Finalists were chosen from entries nominated by Dubuque region residents through the Crawford Cares Program. All judging was done by an impartial team not employed by Crawford Companies.
The winners was announced at the Crawford Cares Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday, December 2 at Crawford North (14407 Highway 20 West, Dubuque, IA).
To be eligible, the nominees had to be Dubuque area 501(c)3 organizations and nominated by a local resident. All nominees had to serve local causes for the purpose of having a positive impact on the region. The organizations were also required to demonstrate they were mission-focused and operating on limited resources.