Rationale for Nomination
The Gardner Award is presented annually to a visionary who exemplifies the leadership and ideals of statesman, educator, advocate for personal and societal excellence, and IS founder John W. Gardner. In the box/space below, please describe your nominee’s qualifications for the award, including how the nominee has:
Transformed, mobilized, and/or unified people, institutions, or causes that improve communities and their constituents.
Empowered constituencies, strengthened participation, and/or inspired movements, increasing the capacity of others to advance the common good.
Made a significant impact on advancing not only their own institutional interests, but also the broader interests of the charitable community.
Championed the charitable sector’s role in driving social change and attaining equitable outcomes in communities.
You are encouraged to include personal insights and/or reflections that support why you believe your nominee qualifies for the award. Please make your rationale for nomination as compelling as possible to best inform the judges’ assessment of your nominee’s achievements and leadership qualities.
For your reference, Gardner Award information can be found here: