Donate Life America Awards

Recognizing outstanding individuals, programs and organizations working to increase organ, eye and tissue donation in support of the Donate Life cause.

Ambassador Service Award

2022 Award Recipient: Liz Sandeman, nominated by New England Donor Services

Donate Life Community ambassadors work tirelessly to increase organ, eye and tissue donation, and are the backbone of our mission. The annual Ambassador Service Award honors an outstanding Donate Life ambassador/volunteer nominated by a Donate Life Community organization.

Excellence in Youth Education Award  

2022 Award Recipient: “The Gift” Musical Composition and Band Performance, Midland High School

Schools across the country play a vital role in helping spread the important message of organ, eye and tissue donation. The Excellence in Youth Education Award recognizes a school that has gone above and beyond to creatively educate their students about donation.

Quiet Giant Award

2022 Award Recipient: Lauralee Brown, RN, MHSA, CPHQ, MTF Biologics

The Quiet Giant Award is given to an individual(s) who has made a significant contribution to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation in the United States by leading through service and commitment, often behind-the-scenes and without public recognition, to help increase donation and transplantation.

In 2022, DLA recognized eight program category and six “Best of the Best” Pinnacle Awards. The “Best of the Best” Pinnacle Awards recognize the best overall program (Platinum), as well as those outstanding in innovation, multicultural community outreach, and remixing or reimagining a standard practice to reach new success.

Trey Schwab Coaching Legacy Award

2022 Award Recipient:

Champion Award

Learn more about the Donate Life Champion Award.

DMV Awards

Learn more about our DMV Awards and 2022 DMV Award Recipients.

Pinnacle Awards

The Pinnacle Awards were established in 2012 to annually recognize and share outstanding, effective and innovative programs from organizations in the Donate Life Community. The awards followed the 2011 Donate Life America-commissioned Donor Designation Success Study, designed to understand which efforts were most successful in increasing donor registrations across the country.

In 2022, DLA recognized eight program category and six “Best of the Best” Pinnacle Awards. The “Best of the Best” Pinnacle Awards recognize the best overall program (Platinum), as well as those outstanding in innovation, multicultural community outreach, and remixing or reimagining a standard practice to reach new success.

2022 Award Recipients:

Ambassador

A Movie Under the Stars Appreciation Event, Lifeline of Ohio

Clinical Partner Outreach & Best Return on Effort (ROE)

Give Birth. Give Hope, Donor Network of Arizona

DMV & Best Remix

Donate Life Champions, Donate Life Mississippi

Donor Family Engagement

Love and Light Care Package, Lifeline of Ohio

Event & Best Multicultural Outreach & Platinum

Movie Night, Donate Life Kentucky

Living Donation

Facts and Myths of Living Donation, University of Michigan Health

Unique Education and Outreach

Cacti Cookie Contest, Donor Network of Arizona

Youth Education & Virtual Outreach & Innovation

Life is Cool, Donate Life Kentucky

 

For questions or more information about the DLA Awards, please contact Jocelyn Reed at DLACommunity@DonateLife.net.