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"Academy Awards of Milwaukee" goes virtual, honors groups making positive impact.
A who’s who event for Milwaukee’s nonprofit community, the MANDI awards ceremony has become a virtual gala because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 700 people would normally gather for an event described as Milwaukee’s Academy Awards, the annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation. Better known as the MANDIs, the event celebrates the good news of groups and individuals building and shaping Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.
The 2020 edition will stream live on Thursday, August 27th starting at 6:30 p.m. on MANDIAwards.com. Unlike past years, the event will be free to attend and you needn’t don your Sunday best to attend.
Awards will be presented in eight categories, including one that you the people can help choose. Six categories feature two nominees each for which a selection committee made site visits earlier this year to review. A seventh category recognizes collaborating nonprofits and will be announced at the ceremony. An eighth and final award, the Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award, will provide the top-three vote getters, from a pool of the existing nominees, with an additional $1,000.
Clicking on the links will take you to a feature-length profile on each nominee.
Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award
BMO Harris Cornerstone Award
Chase Economic Development Award
PNC Bank Navigator Award
Associated Bank Trailblazer Award
State Farm Building Blocks Award
Northwestern Mutual Collaboration Award
To be announced at the ceremony
Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award
There are 12 nominees. Vote online.
For a recap of the 2019 ceremony, including a rapping banker and delicious desserts, see our coverage of the 20th annual MANDIs.
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