Rise Awards 2024

Save the Date

October 4, 2024 | 11 am – 1:30 pm
Hilton St. Petersburg, Carillon

Thank you to those who supported and attended the 2023 Rise Awards Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Allison Massari and award recipients Chris Nikic, Tampa General Hospital, and The Tampa Bay Lightning. Through your generosity, we raised 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.
  • A number of awards and honors.
  • The amount of investment in the community should be offered in measurable terms (e.g., 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 2024 Sponsors