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The annual LeadingAge North Carolina Awards Program invites members to honor individuals, organizations, and initiatives that advance the mission of the member and the Association.

This page will be updated for the 2020 Annual Conference awards program later this fall.


The Career Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement

LeadingAge North Carolina’s highest award is presented to a distinguished employee of a member facility who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in aging services and whose long-term commitment to learning, leadership, and the not for profit mission has elevated the greater work of LeadingAge North Carolina.

Excellence in Leadership Award

This award recognizes those employees regardless of their role within a member organization who demonstrate leadership within their team that is impactful, effective, motivational, and consistent.

Emerging Leader Award

This award is given to an individual at the early or mid-stage of his or her career who has demonstrated aptitude for and commitment to professional growth as a leader and who has assumed within the last five years expanded leadership responsibilities within a LeadingAge North Carolina member organization.

Excellence in Governance Award

This award is given to voluntary leaders who have served with distinction on the governing board of a LeadingAge North Carolina member organization and thereby made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of seniors, to the employees who serve them, and to organization’s non-profit mission.

Excellence in Customer Service Award

This award is given to a program initiative of a member facility through which the level of customer service to residents and/or other constituents of a member organization has been advanced.

Excellence in Community Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding community service rendered under the auspices of a member facility as an expression of the organization's commitment to the broader non-profit mission.

The Service Excellence Award

This award honors those in direct service, either as employees or volunteers, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in provision of exceptional service to residents.

Excellence in Innovation Award

This award recognizes programs and/or best practices implemented by a member facility that enhance mission, improve service, inspire dedication, and/or demonstrate willingness to take risk (and even fail) in the pursuit of expanded possibilities for aging.

Excellence in Advocacy Award

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.

Excellence in Collaboration Award

This award recognizes creative collaboration within and among organizations for the purpose of addressing significant needs and/or expanding the possibilities for aging.

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