Light a Fire Awards

For over a decade our Light a Fire awards have honored the special people in our community who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. They are the unsung champions of giving who see a need, roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Nominations for 2022 are now open!

Our 2021 show was shared on Thursday, December 2, as we once again set the spotlight on champions of hope. The inspiring virtual event features a touching awards ceremony hosted by actor and philanthropist James Naughton with speeches from each of our honorees.

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Watch the 2021 virtual event below:

2021 Winners

Rob Fried/Band Central
Supporter of Nonprofits

Wilner Joseph
Best Friend to Children

Brunswick School/Tom Phillip (head of school)
Community Good Neighbor

Grace Lockhart Djuranovic
Committee Member

Matthew Jordan
Teen Volunteer

Alan Miller 
Community Advocate

Melissa Shapiro 
Empathy Advocate

 Sherry Jonas and Andy Berman 
Impactful Duo

Julie Schlafman
Grassroots Leader

Christine Lai
Best Friend to Families

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Light a Fire 2019

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