Joanie Girl’s Heart (JGH) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 that is dedicated to expose minority girls to healthcare career opportunities and prepare them for college by providing them with life-skills through mentorship, community service, workshops, domestic and international mission trips.

Pioneer Heart Award Announcement
Joanie Girl’s Heart is seeking nominations for its Pioneer Heart Award. The Pioneer is defined as a woman who has made significant contributions to her community. The award was created to recognize and encourage excellence in service activities carried out by professionals/community members focused on health. The award highlights significant accomplishments attained by professionals/community members who give of themselves to advance the well-being of others.

Nomination Criteria
1. Pioneer age range 45 and older

2. Woman of minority descent

3. Willing to accept nomination and attend the Tree Trimming celebration or send someone who can accept the award on their behalf

4. The nominee has been involved in service and has demonstrated a sustained commitment to their communities for ten years or more in two of the following ways.
o Creation and implementation of unique health related initiative(s)
o Works/Volunteers with a health organization or health related project
o Mentors young people
o Demonstration of impact on others and leadership in the community
o Serves with integrity

5. The nominee has not received any remuneration for services rendered to JGH

6. Businesses, organizations, and individuals of either gender, may submit a nomination application. Complete the application form in FULL here and submit supporting documention by 5pm November 11, 2014 to

Awardees will be announced at Joanie’s Girls Heart 4th Annual Tree Trimming Fundraiser
Date and Location TBD
Awardees will receive 2 tickets

* 1. Your Name:

* 2. Nominee's Name

* 3. Reason for Nomination (address criteria):

Please provide supporting documentation (e.g. nominee’s bio, newspaper article, etc.) mt@joaniegirlsheart@org by November 11, 2014.