Philanthropic efforts are becoming important components of any business. Indeed, companies that value, carry out, and recognize philanthropic efforts are able to attract a loyal customer base and improve their outward image. More importantly, philanthropic efforts help uplift the society at large in an effort to solve the problems that we face.

Many companies now include philanthropic awards as a significant segment of their overall awards ceremony. They use this opportunity to award individuals, companies, and other entities that have carried out noteworthy philanthropic efforts. Finding the appropriate wording for a philanthropic award can sometimes be tricky. You want to ensure that the wording is unique, appropriate, and personal to the recipient. In addition, all text should also fit within the limited space of the plaque.

The key to creating a memorable plaque is to keep everything short, sweet, and personal. Your recipients should be able to decipher the specific actions being recognized, the issuing organization name, and the recipient name. Here are some useful wording ideas you can use.

What information should you include?

To make it easier to decide what should be engraved on the plaque, start by thinking about the 5Ws.

Who: The person/organization being recognized

What: The name of the Award being presented

Where: Name of the organization sponsoring/presenting the award

When: The timeframe that the award was presented (a specific day, month, quarter)

Why: Explaining the reason for the award. This is where information should be personal and relevant to the recipient’s efforts.

Formatting & Wording Ideas

1.

  • Logo
  • Philanthropy Award
  • Presented to
  • Recipient Name
  • For your outstanding Contributions To The Community
  • The Organization Name
  • Date
  • Thank You

2. 

  • Logo
  • In Special Recognition of
  • Recipient Name
  • For your generous work in making our community better
  • The Organization Name
  • Date

3. 

  • Logo
  • This is to Acknowledge
  • Recipient Name
  • For your dedication and concern for others
  • The Organization Name
  • Date
  • We Truly Appreciate your efforts

4. 

  • Logo
  • Philanthropy Award
  • Presented to
  • Recipient Name
  • Your Generosity has Helped Uplift the Community
  • The Organization Name
  • Date
  • Thank you

5. 

  • Logo
  • In Special Recognition of
  • Recipient Name
  • For Making a Difference in our Community
  • The Organization Name
  • Date
  • Thank You

6. 

  • Logo
  • For Your Continued Kindness and Concern for Others
  • Recipient Name
  • Date
  • The Organization Name

7. 

  • Logo
  • Philanthropy Award
  • Presented to
  • Recipient Name
  • In Recognition of your Heartfelt Philanthropic efforts
  • The Organization Name
  • Date
  • May your kindness continue

8. 

  • Logo
  • Organization Name
  • With Our Deepest Appreciation
  • We Hereby Honor
  • Recipient Name
  • For Your Generous Contributions
  • Date

9. 

  • Logo
  • Philanthropist of the Year Award
  • Presented to
  • Recipient Name
  • Date
  • Your Concern for the Community is Appreciated by All
  • Organization Name

10. 

  • Logo
  • Recipient Name
  • Organization Name
  • For your ongoing Philanthropic Efforts
  • Date
  • Your Efforts Will Not Go Unnoticed
  • Thank You

11. 

  • Logo
  • Organization Name
  • Presented to
  • Recipient Name
  • For Your Outstanding Kindness and Efforts
  • Date
  • We Appreciate You!

12. 

  • Logo
  • Thank You
  • In Special Recognition of
  • Recipient Name
  • For your Significant Contributions To Our Community
  • Date
  • Organization Name

13. 

  • Logo
  • Philanthropy Award
  • Presented to
  • Recipient Name
  • For Your Generous Contributions
  • The Organization Name
  • Date
  • Your Kindness Will not go Unnoticed

14. 

  • Logo
  • Organization Name
  • Date
  • Philanthropic Champion Award
  • Presented to
  • Recipient Name
  • In Recognition of your kind contributions
  • Thank You

15. 

  • Logo
  • This is to Honor
  • Recipient Name
  • For Your Outstanding Kindness Towards Others
  • Organization Name
  • Date