Nominate your Unsung Hero to win $10,000


Nominate your Unsung Hero to win $10,000

McKnight Foundation and MCN are excited to open nominations for the 2023 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards – with recipients each receiving $10,000!

We invite you to nominate the Unsung Hero in your life, someone who hasn’t received the recognition they deserve for making a lasting difference in their community. Nominations are now open through Sunday, May 21, 2023, 11:30 p.m. CST.

I want to nominate my Unsung Hero!

  • Someone who’s played a significant role in creating a positive impact on Minnesota and its communities.
  • Someone who has not been widely recognized for their work in the past.

Nominate your Unsung Hero

Meet the 2022 award recipients

  • Four Minnesotans — two from the Twin Cities and two from Greater Minnesota — each receive $10,000!
  • Public recognition of their work
  • Minnesota residents.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominees don’t have to be nonprofit staff.
  • Past Unsung Heroes or Human Services Award recipients are not eligible.


Please contact Laura Dunford, MCN communications manager. Thank you!

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