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Established in honour of the late Mary Lou Karley, a former National President, renal social worker and long-time advocate of patient services issues, this award is presented to an individual or group who merits special recognition for outstanding dedication and or/contribution to the Kidney Foundation Patient Services programs and/or activities.

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.

Nominations can be completed online or by downloading the form below. All nominations must be submitted by March 1st to the National Recognition Work Team.

Nomination Form

List of all National Recognition Award recipients