The Annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism is one of the most prestigious awards given by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The Committee, which selects the recipient each year, is interested in nominations from throughout the leadership of our denomination so they can select the best from a broad range of possibilities.
Call for Nominations: Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism for 2020
The Annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism is one of the most prestigious awards given by the UUA. The Award Committee would appreciate receiving nominations from throughout our Association so we can select from a broad range of exemplary leaders of our movement.
Candidates for this award should, over a considerable period of time, have strengthened the institutions of our Unitarian Universalist (UU) denomination or clarified our message in an extraordinary way. They should have exemplified what Unitarian Universalism stands for.
Ministers or laypersons may be nominated. Nominations should include supporting reasons and information about the candidates. Nominations made in the past two years (2017-2019) will be automatically considered by the Committee, without requiring another nomination letter. Additional information to supplement nominations made within the last two years is welcome. The Award Committee itself may also nominate candidates.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 1, 2020. The final selection of the recipient will be made by the UUA Board of Trustees at its January 2020 meeting.
Recent recipients have included Rev. Jane Rzepka, Rev. Alice Blair Wesley, Rev. Forrest Church, Denny & Jerry Davidoff, Robert West, Rev. Jack Mendelsohn, Leon Hopper, Rev. Carl Scovel, Natalie Gulbrandsen, Rev. Gene Navias and Leon Spencer Rev. Victor Carpenter, Marjore Bowens-Wheatley, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Torquil MacLean, Rev. Mel Hoover, Rev. Clark Olsen, Rev. Dr. Laurel E. Hallman, Rev. Danielle Assunta Di Bona, and Rev. Dr. Charles E. Gaines, and Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed.
Please send your nominations to Secretary Patrick McLaughlin, Chair of the UUA Distinguished Service Award Committee, c/o Stephanie Carey Maron, UUA, 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210; or by email to email@example.com.