Awards

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, recipient of The Jack Ossofsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in Support of Children, Youth and Older  Adults.

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, recipient of 2013 The Jack Ossofsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in Support of Children, Youth and Older Adults.

Generations United will be presenting several awards honoring  outstanding individuals and best practices in the intergenerational field during the Generations United 18th International Conference, “Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale,” July 21-24 in Hawaii. The awards include:

  • Leadership Award for Outstanding Support of Intergenerational Programs: honors a funder whose support has led to significant advances in the intergenerational field.

  • Intergenerational Innovation Award: honors an organization or program that has made an outstanding contribution to uniting the generations through creative or exemplary practice.

  • Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award: honors an individual age 25 or younger who has made an outstanding contribution to an intergenerational program or has advocated for older adults and youth.

  • Outstanding Older Adult Volunteer Award: honors an individual age 60 or older who has made an outstanding contribution to an intergenerational program or has advocated for older adults and youth.

  • Grandfamilies Award: honors a professional, a relative caregiver or an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of grandparents and other relatives raising children.

  • Media Award: honors a member of the media who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting understanding and positive interaction among all generations, and to protecting the social compact.

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  • Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research: honors an organization with an existing intergenerational program and has researched and documented the nature of the intergenerational dynamics that occur within it.

  • The Jack Ossofsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in Support of Children, Youth and Older Adults: honors the lifetime achievements of an individual whose efforts benefit both the young and the old.  It is a lasting tribute to Jack Ossofsky, who was Executive Director of the National Council on the Aging, and one of the co-founders and early leaders of Generations United.

Victoria McGuire and Khari Eyen Zame Johnson, co-recipients of the 2013 Youth Volunteer Award.

Victoria McGuire and Khari Eyen Zame Johnson, co-recipients of the 2013 Youth Volunteer Award.

Several awards are open for public nomination. Click on the award titles to submit a nomination form.

  1. Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award

  2. Outstanding Older Adult Volunteer Award

  3. Intergenerational Innovation Award

  4. Grandfamilies Award

 In addition, we are accepting submissions for the Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research. This award has special requirements, so please read them carefully before submitting. Instructions can be found here.

The deadline for all award submission is February 28, 2015. Send questions to aotto@gu.org.