Submitting A Nomination
Submitting a nomination for our 2023 Lifetime of Giving is quick and easy. Just follow the steps below! If you have questions, please contact Chase Waits at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-201-5866. All nominations must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2023 to be considered. Nominations submitted after this date will be considered for the 2024 event.
- Select the category that best describes your nominee (a detailed explanation of each category is below).
- Complete the nomination form by February 17, 2023.
- Submissions will be reviewed and notifications made as nominations are submitted.
- Nominees will be featured on DCBDD’s social media throughout the month of March. (To feature on social media a signed media release will be needed.)
A person who directly assists individuals with developmental disabilities on a routine basis. These services include, but are not limited to, daily living skills, recreation, transportation, job coaching, and vocational services. Direct Care Professionals include homemaker personal care staff, home health aides, respite care workers, etc.
A company/company representative that significantly contributes to providing inclusive, competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It is our hope that their example will inspire others to recognize ability rather than disability as the most important factor in employment.
A business or organization whose sustained efforts have had a significant impact and/or enhanced the lives of people with disabilities. This business or organization has directly contributed to the success of individuals with developmental disabilities without reimbursement from DCBDD. The nominees must have exhibited outstanding achievements in improving the lives of people with disabilities.
A person who speaks and acts to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities. An advocate uses his or her experiences to obtain and/or improve services.
A student, sibling or friend whose sustained efforts have had a significant impact and/or enhanced the lives of people with disabilities. Peer mentors provide education, recreation and support opportunities to individuals. The peer mentor may challenge the person with new ideas, and encourage him or her to move beyond the things that are most comfortable. Most peer mentors are picked for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability.
An outstanding professional (teacher, nurse, doctor, attorney, etc.) whose dedication, professionalism, and work in the community has significantly impacted and/or enhanced the lives of children and/or adults with disabilities.
A person who freely offers to take part in enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. All nominees must have freely intended to promote the goodness or improve the quality of life of individuals with development disabilities.
An outstanding DCBDD Employee whose dedication, professionalism, and support for people with disabilities goes above and beyond the responsibilities of their job. This person exudes DCBDD’s mission to inspire, empower, and support people to achieve their full potential. DCBDD management personnel are excluded from nominations.