SEEN Changemaker

Nominate a 2018 SEEN Changemaker

July 31, 2018

Do you know someone who’s making a difference in Metro Detroit? Nominate your co-worker, friend, relative or neighbor for a 2018 SEEN Changemaker Award.

The inaugural SEEN Changemaker Awards honor leaders in various fields in Metro Detroit.  SEEN Changemakers can be nominated by anyone in the community. All nominees must be based in Metro Detroit and over age 18. The winners will be featured in the December issue of SEEN Magazine and honored at the 2018 SEEN Changemaker Awards in December.

“SEEN Magazine developed the Changemaker Awards to recognize people in Metro Detroit who go above and beyond to help others and uplift our community through their work,” says SEEN Managing Editor Stephanie Steinberg. “There are many people in our area who are making a difference in their field. We are excited these awards will highlight our local Changemakers who deserve to be seen and recognized.”

SEEN Changemaker Categories include:

  • Art & Entertainment
  • Business
  • Civic Service
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Nonprofit
  • Philanthropy

Art & Entertainment — Recognizes a person who has contributed to the arts — whether it be music, film, theater or fine arts. This SEEN Changemaker’s talent has impacted the community and brought joy to others.

Business — Recognizes a person who has achieved success in business. This person may run a startup, family business or company that gives back to the community through job creation or philanthropic support. This SEEN Changemaker is a leader and visionary and has earned respect from the people he or she works with.

Civic Service — Recognizes a person who has served his or her community through volunteer work, social action or government engagement. This SEEN Changemaker selflessly spends time bettering the community and deserves recognition for his or her efforts.

Education — Recognizes a person who has dedicated his or her time to educate and mentor the young leaders of tomorrow. This SEEN Changemaker may be a teacher, school administrator, professor or anyone who has helped a young person learn and achieve.

Medicine — Recognizes a person who is a role model in the field of medicine. This person may be a nurse, doctor or researcher working tirelessly to find a cure. This SEEN Changemaker treats patients or those in recovery with the highest respect and kindness.

Nonprofit — Recognizes a person who pours his or her time and energy working for or leading a nonprofit in Metro Detroit. This SEEN Changemaker goes above and beyond to help nonprofits better the lives of people and places in our community.

Philanthropy — Recognizes a person who goes out of his or her way to serve others in the community. This SEEN Changemaker puts other people or organizations in front of themselves and has spent considerable time raising money and/or awareness for causes.


To nominate a SEEN Changemaker, visit neighborhoodseen.com/2018-seen-changemaker/nominate. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, Aug. 31.


The community will vote for the finalists during a two-week period. Voting will begin Sept. 10 at midnight and end Sept. 24 at midnight at neighborhoodseen.com/2018-seen-changemaker/vote.

For more information, visit neighborhoodseen.com/2018-seen-changemaker.


  • avatar
    Joy Cantor
    August 12, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    Hi, I just wrote a very long and descriptive nomination…..when I loaded the picture, it would t accept it and when I went to try again—I lost everything. Perhaps you still have it on your end.
    Please let me know; I very much want this person nominated, whether he wins or not. Thank you,
    Joy Cantor

  • avatar
    Stephanie Steinberg
    August 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    Hi Joy,

    We’re sorry to hear it didn’t go through! If you’d like, you can email editor@neighborhoodseen.com and we’ll make sure it gets posted!

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