This award honours an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Nominations must address the following criteria (250 words max per criteria):

  • Description of the nominee’s contribution (option to include specific gift amounts if so desired) and involvement in the community. (0-40 points)
  • Description of the impact of the nominee’s contribution (short-term and long-term) to the causes they support. (0-40 points)
  • Description of the nominee’s work in encouraging and motivating others to get involved with and/or take leadership roles in philanthropy (i.e. challenge gifts, volunteering etc.). (0-20 points)

Particular attention will be paid to candidates who have had a significant impact in philanthropy in the context of the pandemic.

Please attach responses to the above criteria in a summary format of no more than 250 words per criteria and a picture of the nominee. Enumerate each criterion and address each one separately in narrative form.

All nominations must be submitted by a not-for-profit organization.
** New ** The organization submits only one nomination per category, except in the case of organizations with multiple chapters.

Deadline: August 27, 2021 at 5 p.m.
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