Excellence Award Winners and Committee 2019
Do you know an individual or organization who has made an important contribution in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin? Consider nominating them for a Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Excellence Award.
Award categories include:
- Community Volunteer Service Award
- Community Partnerships and Collaborations Award
- Community Giving Award
- Exceptional Accommodations in Employment Award
- Legislator of the Year Award
- Louis Seidita Lifetime Achievement Award
Community Volunteer Service – awarded to an individual who has provided dedicated and exemplary volunteer service, benefiting those who are blind and visually impaired in affiliation with a community organization or business. Examples include low vision support group leaders and individuals who’ve successfully started and maintained innovative programs.
Community Partnerships and Collaborations – awarded to organizations who’ve made significantly positive impacts for those living with vision loss. Examples include service organizations, such as Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and special interest clubs/groups.
Community Giving – awarded to individuals or organizations, who’ve made financial contributions to the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, to support the fulfillment of our mission, as well as having a strong relationship with the Council and adhering to our core values. Candidates are chosen by the Council’s Fund Development Committee.
Exceptional Accommodations in Employment – awarded to employers with a strong commitment to hiring those who are blind or visually impaired and who support the success of these employees by providing exceptional accommodations.
Legislator of the Year – awarded to a legislator, who has played an exemplary role in assisting the Council to advance our legislative priorities in transportation, employment, education, healthcare/long-term care and civil rights. Candidates are chosen by the Council’s Legislative Committee.
Louis Seidita – awarded for lifetime achievement for exemplary volunteer service in the blind and visually impaired community. This award differs from the other volunteer service award in scope and longevity.
Applications will be taken on a rolling basis.
Recipients and their nominators will be invited to join us for the Council’s annual Scholarship & Awards Luncheon in Madison on a Saturday in May 2021.