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Excellence in Advocacy Award
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This award honors an individual or member facility for exceptional achievement in advocacy that has advanced the non-profit mission, expanded the possibilities for aging; and/or improved the legal, public policy and/or the regulatory environment influencing the provision of aging service.

Eligible Nominees

Individuals or groups associated with a member facility or a member facility itself

Qualifying Criteria

  • Effective employment of the collective voice of residents, staff, volunteers and others associated with a member facility to impact legislation, regulation, or policy
  • Effective motivation of power and influence to impact legislation, regulation or policy affecting the field of aging services
  • Effective educational or personal outreach to promote and defend not-for-profit status
  • Summoning of influence and resources for the purpose of highlighting and addressing an unmet need
  • Commitment to eliminating and/or advancing legislation and regulation for the purpose of improving resident quality of life and expansion of the possibilities for aging

Nomination Forms

Nomination submittals must be no longer than a single typed page. Be sure to include at the top of the page the following:

  • Name of the nominee,
  • Award for which nominee is being nominated,
  • Name of the nominating member,
  • Member facility address, phone number, and fax number.

Tips for Writing a Nomination
  • Be clear, specific, and as brief as possible.
  • Say it like it is. Don’t worry about the quality of the writing. Use bullets whenever possible.
  • Provide concrete examples of exactly what is meritorious about your nominee.
  • Include measureable results when possible.
  • When considering innovations worthy of nomination, remember that effort and risk taking may also be award worthy even if the results were not those originally envisioned.
  • Use the Qualifying Criteria provided for each Award to focus your thoughts on the merits of your nominee. Feel free to insert points not set out in the Qualifying Criteria that you believe further commend your nominee for recognition.

Nominations will be accepted only through the online Awards Nomination form. You may download the Awards Program Brochure here.

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