January 17, 2014

Funding nominations being accepted

From staff reports

---- — MERRILLVILLE — Nominations are now open for area charities and non-profits to receive funding from the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards. The awards program invites 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations to visit and apply for funding for projects that will directly benefit women and children in the area.

The Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards is one night of celebration and well-deserved recognition for the region’s most successful female professionals. The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 8 at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, and proceeds will be donated to the area charities who were nominated to receive funding. The awards program is attended by both men and women who are industry leaders throughout Northwest Indiana.

Since its inception the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards has been dedicated to giving back and supporting our community through charitable donations to local non-profits. This event has donated over $40,000 to charities and non-profits, such as: Lake Area United Way, United Way of Porter County, Housing Opportunities, The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana, and Spring Valley Shelter.

Do you know a charity in need of project funding? To nominate a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization or view a complete list of charities that have received funding in the past, visit