REGISTER NOW! 2019 Unsung Heroes Luncheon Celebration

         Friday, January 25th, 2019

         Key West Marriott Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

         11 a.m. to Noon — Check-In and Networking

         Noon to 1 p.m.   — Luncheon and Presentation

Since 2001, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has been hosting the annual Unsung Heroes event to recognize the tireless efforts of our community’s volunteers. Each Monroe County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is invited to nominate one Unsung Hero to recognize that individual’s unpaid contributions over the past year. Each Unsung Hero will be presented with a certificate of appreciation at our celebratory luncheon on January 25th. Special thanks to our event sponsor, the Lower Keys Medical Center.

Participation is limited to the first 100 eligible organizations to submit nominations, due to capacity limitations. The nomination deadline is December 15, 2018. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Monroe County are eligible to participate. 

One Unsung Hero per nonprofit and one Organization Representative are invited to attend the event as our complimentary guests. Additional seats may be reserved for $60 each, on a space-available basis. This event SELLS OUT every year, so please return your nomination form as soon as possible to guarantee your participation.

 Please complete the nomination form below along with the following required items:  1) a typewritten paragraph of 50 words or less about your Unsung Hero’s contributions to your organization, and 2) a JPG format photo of your Unsung Hero, to be used for the event program and promotions. Email to Holly at 

Note: the Nomination Form is a fillable PDF. You must download and save to  your device in order to save information on the form. You may also print the form, complete and scan to return as an email. 

No reservations are confirmed without a completed Nomination Form and required attachments, along with payment for any additional seats. Tables seat 12 and will not be held without payment.

Please call (305) 292-1502 or email with questions or to purchase additional seats while available.

The 2018 Unsung Heroes luncheon celebrated the strength of our nonprofit community by recognizing our nonprofits as the year’s Unsung Heroes. Our nonprofit partners worked overtime to help our community get back to normal following Hurricane Irma. There were so many unsung heroes who helped that we wanted to celebrate the nonprofits that worked so hard to bring back the heart and soul of our community.

Check out all the photos from the 2018 Unsung Heroes event here.

2018 Unsung Hero honoree — Star of the Sea Foundation

Members of 2018 Unsung Hero honoree Zonta Club of Marathon with CFFK Chair Ron Burd (far left) and CFFK President/CEO Dianna Sutton (far right).

2018 Unsung Hero honoree — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church