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This award is presented to an individual or group whose involvement and contribution has had a significant impact on the Kidney Foundation. It is intended for an individual or group who does not fit the criteria for any of the current National Awards and the emphasis is on outstanding achievement. The outstanding achievement could be an overall contribution or for one exceptional achievement that occurred for a brief period. It may be for a recent accomplishment or it could be the anniversary of an outstanding achievement in the past. Length of service is not a factor. More than one award may be presented in a given year.

Nomination Process

  1. A nomination can be made by a volunteer or a staff member. We encourage re-submission of unsuccessful nominations from previous competitions.
  2. All nominations should be submitted via email (or typewritten if submitted via another medium).
  3. The nominator must complete and sign the first page of the nomination form. More than one nomination can be submitted per award.
  4. Along with a nomination, the nominator must provide information to support the nomination of the individual for the award.
Please note that we are no longer accepting nominations for the 2021 awards.
Make sure to visit this page in December to submit nominations for 2022!


List of all National Recognition Award recipients