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NAADD Awards Program 

The University Division includes all NCAA Division I institutions, while the College Division includes all colleges and institutions from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges. 

Please nominate deserving individuals for the 2017-18 NAADD Awards. NOMINATIONS CLOSE on Monday, January 8, 2018

Fundraiser of the Year
1. Nominees must have demonstrated significant achievement in athletics fundraising.
2. The accomplishments of the nominee should recognize achievements over the professional career of the individual, as well as the current year.
3. Nominee must be the head of athletics fundraising at the institution.
4. Nominees must be current NAADD members.
5. Athletics directors are not eligible for this award.

Rising Star Award
1. Worked in athletics fundraising for no less than one year and no more than five years of experience (1-5 years of experience).
2. Eligible nominee can work in any area of athletics fundraising (annual giving, stewardship and/or events, gift processing, capital projects, major gifts)
3. Nominee should have well-rounded body of work as demonstrated by their nominator(s).
4. Nominee must be current NAADD Member.
5. Athletics Directors are not eligible for this award.
6. NAADD Executive Committee members are not eligible for this award.

Lifetime Achievement Award
1. Minimum of 15 years of experience in athletics development
2. Must have served as head of athletics fundraising at some point in career
3. Must have contributed positively to NAADD and participated in developing others in this profession
4. Must be current NAADD member of recently retired (up to 3 years from date of retirement)
5. This committee considers recommendations submitted by the NAADD membership at large, though they are not obligated to pick an award recipient from among the recommendations.


Past Winners
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Rising Star Award Recipients
Fundraiser of the Year Award Recipients
Diversity Award Recipients

(no longer actively awarded)
Donor of the Year Award Recipients
Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients