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Heartland Recognizes Supporters – Volunteers and Sponsors

Heartland Truly Moving Pictures hosted its annual Thank You Luncheon on December 4, 2008, graciously hosted by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Each year after the annual film festival, Heartland invites those integral supporters for a catered luncheon to show appreciation for their efforts and contributions throughout the year.

Said Amanda Bureau, Heartland’s Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator:

Heartland’s volunteers are truly indispensable.  They are involved in all aspects of the Festival, from planning the events to working at the theaters to providing hospitality for the filmmakers and guests.  They also provide valuable assistance in Heartland’s year-round programming, educational, marketing and fundraising efforts.

Three annual awards were presented at the program, all to supporters of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures who helped make 2008 one of the best years yet.

KeyBank accepts the Persistence of Vision Award

KeyBank accepts the Persistence of Vision Award

Representatives from KeyBank were in attendance to accept the Persistence of Vision award, given to the sponsor who goes above and beyond their partnership with Heartland to engage new audiences in new ways.  KeyBank made it possible to broadcast the 2008 Announcement Celebration live online, and promotes the annual events to customers and employees alike.  (What is “persistence of vision”?  Learn more!)

Veteran volunteer Barb Jablonski was surprised with the President’s Volunteer Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership and enthusiasm in furthering Heartland’s mission and reach.  She’s served on countless committees over the years and was selected by Heartland out of a number of worthy nominees.

Finally, Tia Nielsen received the Paul and Marie Sparks Volunteer Hours Award for clocking in over 150 hours committed to Heartland events and meetings.  Her overwhelming enthusiasm contributed to marketing efforts and event support throughout the Festival cycle.

Interested in being a part of Hearltand’s Volunteer efforts?  Register today!

The Heart of the Operation – Volunteers

Each year, Heartland counts on countless volunteers to help make the Festival happen.  These dedicated committees and individuals are the essential piece of the organizational puzzle without which we wouldn’t be able to bring you the Festival or any of our year round programs and events.

At the 2008 Crystal Heart Awards Gala, the program directly recognized and thanked these volunteers for their time and investments.  The video below features just a few of the many faces of Heartland volunteers as they share what it means to be a part of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures and how they define the difference they’re making for filmmakers and film-lovers.  Watch the video below, or here.

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