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The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize a lifetime of outstanding contribution to The Kidney Foundation and the kidney community.  This Award recognizes exceptional long-term service to the Foundation, bestowed only upon individuals continuously engaged with the Foundation for a minimum of 10 years. 

Candidates are individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, provided excellence in service, and served as role models through their dedicated support and selfless commitment. The Awards commemorates individuals who have provided inspiration to others and created lasting impressions through their positive impacts on the Foundation’s mission and those we serve.  

This award is given annually and may be awarded to more than one individual in a given year.   

Please note that we are no longer accepting nominations for the 2023 awards.
Make sure to visit this page in December to submit nominations for 2024!

List of all National Recognition Award recipients