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Triad Advocate of the Year & Volunteer of the Year Awards

Triad Advocates of the Year Award

Nominations are Invited for 2020 Triad Advocate of the Year

Adoption Network Cleveland is proud to honor individuals each year who have influenced the wider community through advocacy and outreach efforts in child welfare, improved the lives of children and teens waiting for adoption, and enhanced the experiences of members of the adoption triad. This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the adoption and child welfare field as demonstrated by a specific accomplishment, project, program or milestone. 

Nominations for 2020 are due to Adoption Network Cleveland by Friday, September 4, 2020.

Winners over the years include – April Dinwoodie, adoptee, Donaldson Adoption Institute; Rita Price, The Columbus Dispatch; Jean Strauss, filmmaker; Nickie Antonio, State Representative; Dominique Moceanu, Olympian and author; Danita Harris, NewsChannel 5; Jim Ewinger, The Plain Dealer.

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.

Previous Triad Advocate of the Year Winners

2019

Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year 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.

Previous Volunteer Award Winners