Triad Advocate of the Year Award
The Triad Advocate of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the adoption field as demonstrated by a specific accomplishment, project, program or milestone, meeting one or more of the following criteria:
- Contributed through exceptional volunteer efforts.
- Influenced the wider community through their advocacy and outreach efforts.
- Improved the lives of individual children and teens waiting for adoption.
- Enhanced the experiences adoption triad members by providing information, advocacy, or other support.
The Volunteer Award (formerly the Founder’s Award) recognizes outstanding volunteer service, the spirit by which this organization was founded in 1988 and remains critical today. Those of you who know Adoption Network Cleveland’s history know that Executive Director Betsie Norris was a volunteer for seven years building the organization before she came on staff in 1995.