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Career Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement
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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.

Eligible Nominees

This award honors a top tier leader (for example: President, Vice-President, Corporate Officer, Executive Director, Department Director) whose length of service and exceptional contribution to the field of aging services and to the quality of life of residents and staff have established a legacy from which others may draw career inspiration.

Qualifying Criteria

  • History of commitment, leadership and service to a member facility
  • History of leadership in, service to, and/or active support of the Association
  • A demonstrated record of excellence in development of best practices and promulgation and implementation of ideas that have elevated the field of aging services.
  • Significant positive impact through advancement of understandings about aging, service delivery, mission enrichment, and non-profit philosophy.
  • A distinguished record of service, dedication, caring, and foresight generally recognized both by immediate associates and among peers and colleagues statewide.

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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