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Excellence in Community Service Award
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This award recognizes outstanding community service rendered under the auspices of a member facility as an expression of the organizations commitment to the broader non-profit mission.

Eligible Nominees

Individuals, groups, programs, employees and/or residents of member facilities; or a member facility as a whole

Qualifying Criteria

  • Effective implementation of a program of outreach serving a meaningful and recognized need beyond the walls of the organization
  • Extraordinary impact on an identified community problem
  • A creative, innovative and effective approach to solving a recognized problem within the greater community
  • Cumulative impact on the community over a prolonged period of time reflecting a history of compassionate response to the needs of disadvantaged citizens
  • Deliberate extension of the organizational mission as an outreach to underserved individuals or groups
  • An exceptional instance or a history of philanthropy targeted to underserved populations and/or a recognized community need
  • A program or history demonstrating commitment to social justice, equality, and the betterment of society as a whole.

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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