Rise Awards 2023

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*New Date!

December 6, 2023 | 11am – 1:30pm
Hilton St. Petersburg, Carillon

Thank you to those who supported and attended the 2022 Rise Awards Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker, ESPN College Basketball Broadcaster, Dick Vitale. Through your generosity, we were able to raise funds for our learners, while also celebrating a group of true trailblazers with outstanding contributions and remarkable service to our community.

Courage, Compassion, Commitment…

The LiFT 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.


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 business or organization that demonstrates outstanding community commitment through executive/employee involvement, financial support, and volunteerism. By their example, the award recipients inspire and motivate others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community service.

Thank You to out 2023 Sponsors

Dennie Masterson