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Our next Tampa Bay Rise Awards date is yet to be determined. Please check back for more information!


The Tampa Bay Rise Awards honors individuals and businesses based on their philanthropy in our community. Our honorees are selected based on the below qualities:

  • Honoree must demonstrate Compassion, Courage or Commitment.
  • Depth and breadth of philanthropic impact.
  • Number of awards and honors.
  • Amount of investment in the community, which should be offered in measurable terms (ie. hours, dollars, jobs created, etc.) as they would apply to each category.
  • Additional information that is relevant, but perhaps not directly addressed by one of the questions on the nomination form.

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The Rise Award for Courage will be presented to an individual who has displayed perseverance, determination and courage to overcome personal challenges and adversity and most importantly, now serves as a role model to give hope and inspiration to others.


The Rise Award for Compassion will be presented to an individual who’s unselfish, compassionate and dedicated service has made a significant difference in our community. The award recipient inspires and motivates others through advocacy, leadership roles and mobilizing efforts towards a cause.


The Rise Award for Commitment will be presented to a small business and corporation that demonstrates outstanding community commitment through executive/employee involvement, financial support, and volunteerism. By their example, the award recipients inspire and motivate other businesses to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community service.

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A Special THANK YOU to our Previous Rise Award Sponsors!

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LiFT is a non-profit school that provides a safe, inclusive environment for students with neurodiversities including autism, Down Syndrome, development delays, intellectual disabilities and various other spectrum disorders.