DoughBoys Donuts owner Jay Kenny, seen in a screenshot of his 2020 PBS Reno Spotlight Award video entry; the company won the Extraordinary Business award.
Nominations are open for PBS Reno’s annual Spotlight Awards & Auction, which presents five awards in the following categories: Extraordinary Individual, Extraordinary Youth, Extraordinary Educator, Extraordinary Community Group and Extraordinary Local Business.
“The station is excited to again ‘Spotlight’ the good happening in our region and is looking forward to receiving nominations for the extraordinary people and businesses located throughout our viewing area,” Emma Glenn, PBS Reno Development Officer, said in a statement.
Submit nominations by visiting pbsreno.org/spotlight-awards
and click the desired category. The deadline to submit is May 14 at 5 p.m. From there, PBS Reno will select three finalists in each category, and voting will begin in June.
Winners will be revealed live on-air during the Spotlight Awards and Auction on Saturday, Sept. 18, on PBS Reno channel 5.1. PBS Reno will also honor Sandy Raffealli as this year’s Extraordinary Philanthropist.
“We are thrilled be able to continue highlighting the incredible people and organizations who make our region such an exceptional place with the Spotlight Awards again this year,” Brynne Kenney, PBS Reno Vice President of Administration, said in a statement. “So many people have used the difficulty of the last year to do great things for others in our community and we want to celebrate that.”
Last year, DoughBoys Donuts won the Spotlight Award for Extraordinary Local Business
. Capability Health and Human Services and Roundabout Catering and Party Rentals were the other two finalists recognized in this category.