Awards

NARSOL Awards

The Braveheart is awarded to individuals or organizations OUTSIDE the NARSOL family who, by their actions, have demonstrated courage and fidelity in support of NARSOL’s vision and mission by embracing our advocacy either directly or indirectly as evidenced by the works they are doing or have done.

Created 2015; awarded yearly
2015 recipient: Lenore Skenazy
2016: Steve Yoder
2017: Mitch McGuire
2018: David Feige
2019: Dana Nessel

The Advocate of the Year is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated remarkable fidelity to the vision and mission of NARSOL and who is either a member or donor in good standing with NARSOL.

Created 2015; awarded yearly
2015 recipient: Mary Sue Molnar
2016: Janice Bellucci
2017: Ken Roberts
2018: Fred A.
2019: Cindy Prizio

The Paul E. Shannon Lifetime Achievement is awarded to an individual whose time, effort, and commitment to NARSOL and its advocacy are highly significant, effective, and of long duration.

Created 2016 as the Lifetime Achievement Award: not awarded every year
Renamed in 2019 as the Paul E. Shannon Lifetime Achievement Award
2016 recipient: E-Advocate
2017: Paul Shannon
2018: Larry Neely
2019: Sandy Rozek

The Pearl is awarded to an individual who has contributed $1,000 or more of time or money specifically in support of NARSOL’s programmatic operations.

Created 2017; awarded yearly to an unlimited number of recipients

The Hawthorne is awarded to an individual (or organization) who has contributed $10,000 or more of time or money specifically in support of NARSOL’s programmatic operations.

Created in 2018; awarded yearly when there is an eligible recipient
2018 recipient: Michigan ACLU
2019 co-recipients: Adele Nichols and Mark Weinberg