Become Awesome Foundation

in memory of Nick Novaky
Nick Novaky Memorial Fund

About the Become Awesome Foundation

The Become Awesome Foundaton is a tribute to the life and legacy of Nick Novaky and, in that way that Nick lived his life, is dedicated to emotionally intelligent behavior.

We are providing a yearly cash award to the 12th grade student at Mt. Olive High School who picks up the torch and continues Nick’s life philosophy.

About the Award

The cash award will be provided to that 12th grade student at Mt. Olive High School who, based upon peer nominations from students at Mt. Olive High School, demonstrates leadership and compassion. A different recipient will be selected each year. The cash award is a one-time payment to the recipient. The student should exibit at least some the following:

  • persist in productive pursuits in the arts, athletics, political/ social action OR academics despite obstacles
  • tends not to submit to negative influence of peers
  • is respectful of fellow students of various backgrounds
  • exhibits an ability to support students who may have used poor judgement in the past but who then show evidence of hard work to make life changes
  • confronts bullying
  • is welcoming of new students

Nominees would be expected to attain passing final grades, attend school the requisite number of days, and be an involved member of the high school community.

The student need not plan to enroll in a traditional post-graduation 2 or 4 year college but would need to explain a productive use for the funds upon application.

Fund Administrators

  • Denise Novaky
  • Todd Novaky


By Mail:
Become Awesome
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane | Truckee, CA | 96161

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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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