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Hero Defined
Timeline & Dates
Rules & Eligibility

Community Hero Defined

Community heroes are inspiring individuals who offer their selflessness, strength and self-sacrifice in the service of those around them.  They are agents of change who positively benefit others that may not know them by name but who will also reap the rewards of their work.  The community heroes honored here are as diverse as the communities they represent.


UIF is pleased to announce the 2017 Community Hero of the Year. After
receiving over 180 nominations and 1,500+ votes during this contest,
the community has chosen

Taha Qureshi from FL as the Grand Prize winner of $2,500!

Below are the final results including the runners up who have each won a $500 prize. The success of
this contest is owed to many including the Nominators, Nominees, Voters and UIF Judges.
We are already planning our 2018 Community Hero campaign, so start thinking about
who you wish to nominate next!

runner up

Timeline & Dates

During this time we will accept nominations from the community for our Hero Award.

Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 EST on July 1, 2017.

During this time the UIF Judges will review all nominations and determine the top 10 finalists for the Hero Awards.

On our website, community members will have the ability to review and vote for the Community Hero Award Winner!

Voting for the Community Hero Award winner will end on August 6th, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.


$2,500 | Nominee with the Most Votes – Community Hero of the Year

$500/person | 5 Consolation prizes (next highest Vote recipients)

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Rules and Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, each nomination must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • All nominations must be submitted online at www.myuif.com

  • A nominator may only nominate 3 Heroes throughout the contest period.

  • Nominator must provide the contact information, including email address and telephone number for the nominated Hero

  • Nominee must be a legal resident of the United States.

  • Nominator must submit nomination in English.

  • All nominators/nominees may be asked to complete a publicity release.

  • You may be asked for names and contact info for people who can verify/support the nominee’s activities

  • The winner will be award a check for the prize money at a dinner in their honor in their local community.

  • Employees and immediate family members of University Bank and University Bank’s subsidiaries are not eligible to participate or submit nominations.