Sue Panek Community Impact Award

Sue Panek Community Impact Award Nominations Are Now Open for 2024

Do you know an individual or group who deserves to be recognized for their extraordinary service to the community? The Sue Panek Community Impact Award through Oshkosh Area United Way is a prestigious community award named in honor of Sue Panek, who served as OAUW’s Executive Director for 25 years until her well-earned retirement in 2018. Sue dedicated her career to identifying needs, bringing together partners and engaging the community to find solutions to social issues in Oshkosh. Sue also spearheaded the formation of Oshkosh’s Hunger Task Force, which brought area food pantries together and resulted in the creation of the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry.

This award is presented each year to an individual or group from the Oshkosh area that exemplifies the same commitment to the community as Sue. The award includes a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit organization of the recipient’s choosing, serving Southern Winnebago County.

How do you nominate an individual or a group?

Click the link button above or CLICK HERE to fill out the required nomination form on behalf of your nominee. Nominations MUST include an explanation of why your nominee is deserving of the award. Oshkosh Area United Way will not be accepting nominations in any format other than via the online submission form. 

Who qualifies for the Sue Panek Community Impact Award?

Nominees must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Volunteer and/or work in Southern Winnebago County (South of Neenah/Menasha)
  • Demonstrated a commitment to exceeding expectations through work or volunteering, creating a significant impact in the community within one or more of our three focus areas: Youth-Focused Education, Mental Health, and Financial Stability
  • Nominees may be an individual or a group of people

Nomination Deadline

All nominations for the 2024 Sue Panek Community Impact Award must be received via the online submission form by February 22, 2024, to be considered. The winner will be announced and recognized at Oshkosh Area United Way’s annual Community Celebration in April 2024.

Oshkosh Area United Way