10 Who Make A Difference Awards

The 10 Who Make A Difference Awards recognize 10 outstanding individuals or groups within Southeastern Minnesota and Northern Iowa who have made an impact in their community through volunteering. Each year KTTC Television and United Way of Olmsted County ask the public and non-profit organizations to nominate an individual or a group who have made a difference in their community. A judging panel of community members reviews the nominations and selects 10 individuals and/or groups to receive this award. The 10 Who Make a Difference are honored at an award ceremony in Rochester during Rochesterfest. 

Award categories

  • Education: Volunteers helping children and youth reach their potential both in school and in the community.
  • Income: Volunteers assisting individuals and families to become more financially stable.
  • Health: Volunteers ensuring more people are physically and mentally healthy.
  • Basic Needs: Volunteers helping to meet people’s basic needs.
  • Community: Volunteers who help with programs that do not fall into one of the categories above, such as disaster programs, churches, animal rescue, environmental issues, etc.

Nomination Form

Award ceremony

Please join us at the 22nd annual United Way/KTTC TV 10 Who Make a Difference Award Ceremony on June 24 at 1 pm at the Rochesterfest Main Stage.

Past awardees and their inspirational stories

For more information:

United Way of Olmsted County
903 West Center Street, Suite 100
Rochester MN 55902
Phone: 507-529-4831
Fax: (507-287-2063
Email: krisb@uwolmsted.org