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How does SDA recognize excellence in its members and chapters?Members and chapters that meet specific criteria and exemplify the core values of SDA are eligible for a variety of awards including Best in Class - Programs, Best in Class - Membership Campaign, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Star Award.
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Best in Class - Membership Campaign Award
The Best in Class – Membership Campaign Award will acknowledge a chapter’s excellence in promoting the growth of SDA by recognizing the value of an outstanding membership recruitment campaign designed to encourage individuals to join the society as a member. All chapters are encouraged to submit an entry for the Best in Class – Membership Campaign Award.BIC - Membership Campaign Criteria
Best in Class - Program Award
The SDA Best in Class – Program Award will acknowledge a Chapter’s excellence in their academic achievements by recognizing the value of an outstanding educational and/or professional development program designed to develop an individual’s skills and capabilities. All chapters are encouraged to submit an entry for the Best in Class – Program Award.BIC - Program Criteria
This prestigious award is presented annually to a member who has made continued and significant contributions to the SDA throughout their membership.
Evaluation is based on the descriptive essay of the nominee’s achievements, letter of reference from nominee’s supervisor and/or professional peer, and volume and type of SDA involvement. Click here to learn more about our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Patricia Leyden, CDFA from New York. See the list of all prior Lifetime Achievement Award Winners here.LTA Award Criteria & Submission Form
The purpose of this award is to recognize the service and dedication of an individual to SDA.
It is given for significant contributions to the membership of a Chapter or the entire Society through participation in and support of its meetings and publications, fundraising, recruitment, or other significant activities. Learn more about our 2019 Star Award winners here.Star Submission Form
Congratulations to the Seattle Chapter, our 2019 Chapter Excellence Award winner. Click here to learn more about the 2019 winner including some of the jury comments.