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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 community 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 an executive 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 community
  • 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 nonprofit philosophy
  • A distinguished record of service, dedication, caring, and foresight generally recognized both by immediate associates and among peers and colleagues statewide


Nominations will be accepted only through the online Awards Nomination form. You may download the Awards Program Brochure here. Nominations are due by February 28, 2020.


  • Name and contact information of nominee
  • Name of award
  • Name and contact information of person submitting nomination
  • One-page description (in PDF) of nominee’s qualifications as specified under each award category
  • Three to five photos of the nominee to be used in awards slideshow if selected

Tips for Writing a Nomination

  • Be clear, specific, and as concise as possible.
  • Speak from the heart without worrying too much about the quality of the writing. Use bullets whenever possible.
  • Provide concrete examples of what is meritorious about your nominee.
  • Include measurable results when possible.
  • 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.

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