The Rising Stars Program

Carolinas Freedom Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2021 Class of Rising Stars. Those who have earned this distinction are some of the brightest shining young professionals throughout the Carolinas. Nominate your "star" below...

Rising Star Awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated the following principles in extraordinary ways.

  • Patriotism
  • Community
  • Honor
  • Leadership
  • Industry
  • Selfless Service

Additionally, one Rising Star with will receive the highest  distinction, the Polaris Award.  This honor will be given to an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

We look forward to your attendance at this event as we celebrate the abundant display of American values within our Rising Stars. It is with great honor and appreciation that we, Carolinas Freedom Foundation, offer one of our highest distinctions to young professionals, 40 years old and younger, the Rising Stars Award.


Nominees for the 2021 Class of Rising Stars must be under 40 years of age on April 30, 2021.

  • Resident of North Carolina
  • Resident of South Carolina
  • Past winners are not eligible to win a second time.

Tips for Nomination:

The more detail you can provide within this form, the better.

Answer all the questions within a Word document first, and then copy and paste your responses into this web form.

This will allow you to keep a copy of your answers for your files, as we cannot provide a copy of your answers.

The online form will not allow you to save and return to finish later.

It will also time out. Nomination deadline is 11:55pm on July 31, 2020. The Carolinas Freedom Foundation will only accept nominations submitted through the online system and will not accept any supplemental materials.


Do you know a young person that stands out in the crowd? Do you know a young professional who displays extraordinary leadership, selfless service, and pride for bettering their community? Do you know an outstanding young patriot? If so, we'd love for you to nominate them for the Rising Stars Award.

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First Name *
Last Name *
Your Job Title
Your Email *
Your Phone
Your Company Name
Company Address or Your Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Your Company or Cell Phone Number (i.e., 704-555-1212)


Their First Name *
Their Last Name *
Their Job Title
Their Email *
Their Phone
Their Company Name
Their Company or Personal Phone Number
Their Company Website (i.e.,
Their Facebook URL
Their LinkedIn URL
Their Twitter Handle (ie,
Additional Contact First Name
Additional Contact Last Name


Please be as detailed as you can when you answer these questions. This is the part where you can really tell the story of your nominee and why he/she deserves to be recognized in our 2020 Rising Stars Polaris Award program!

Describe Your Nominee's Professional Accomplishments
Describe Your Nominee's Community Involvement/Patriotic Activities
Describe How Your Nominee Has Demonstrated Leadership Skills
How Has Your Nominee Influenced the Business or Civic Community? How Has He/She Impacted Their Region of the Carolinas?
If Known, Please Provide the Nominee's Assistant or Marketing Coordinator's Name
Nominee's Assistant or Marketing Coordinator's Email Address
Nominee's Assistant or Marketing Coordinator's Phone Number