Synapse Florida Recognized as a President’s Volunteer Service Award Certifying Organization

November 1, 2023

TAMPA BAY, FL November 02, 2023 – Synapse Florida, a non-profit, announced today it has been approved as a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA). The PVSA is a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of commitment to fostering volunteering, a key tenet of Synapse’s community-first values. 

The President’s Volunteer Service Award was established to recognize the important role of volunteers and their contributions to the United States’ strength and national identity. It honors those whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action. The award is administered by Points of Light and AmeriCorps, and is widely considered among the nation’s most revered volunteer award programs.

Synapse’s commitment to the community is underscored by its strategic plan to connect and catalyze Florida’s vibrant and diverse innovation ecosystem that drives economic growth and social impact. This strategic objective is supported by the company’s vast ecosystem partnerships and volunteering programs and benefits. The ability to bestow Presidential recognition to volunteers is a tremendous honor. Recognizing the great work and commitment of volunteers delivers a powerful message – one that encourages others to take action and get involved. 

“At Synapse Florida, we take great pride in being a leader in our community, and that leadership is largely made up of individual small acts that reverberate into big impacts,” said Lauren Prager, CEO at Synapse Florida. “I’m very proud to recognize how the engagement of our supporters and their dedication to volunteerism has contributed to solving some of our state’s toughest innovation challenges over the years.” 

About Synapse Florida 

Synapse is a non-profit that connects and catalyzes Florida’s innovators across industries, technologies, and communities. As a year-round connector, Synapse brings together enterprise innovation leaders, startup entrepreneurs, investors, and resources to accelerate the growth of innovation in Florida. Through its flagship event, Synapse Summit, mission alliances, ecosystem partners, innovation challenges, industry cohorts, academicians, strategic advisors, and Impact Board, the Synapse ecosystem works together to fuel statewide innovation. For more information, visit

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