About the awardThe Award for Outstanding Volunteerism annually honors Academy volunteers who have made a single, noteworthy volunteerism contribution that is above and beyond what is reasonably expected of an Academy volunteer.
The American Academy of Actuaries established the Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in 2011 to honor Academy volunteers who have made a single, noteworthy volunteerism contribution that is above and beyond what is reasonably expected of an Academy volunteer.
Any Academy member is eligible for this award except current board members or officers (if different). Past board members or officers (if different) are eligible to be recognized for service as long as such service did not occur during their respective tenure as a board member or officer. Prior recipients of this award can be nominated and win multiple times if their contributions in successive years warrant it.
Eligible candidates are Academy members who have performed in a way that is conspicuously above and beyond what is reasonably expected with respect to volunteer duties and responsibilities for the Academy during the 12 months preceding the nomination. In addition to Academy council or committee participation, service on behalf of the Academy may include participation on committees of other organizations, such as the NAIC, that reflects positively on the Academy and benefits Academy members.
To select the recipient(s) of the Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, the Executive Committee considers nominations from individual Academy members and from Academy committees. The award is presented at the Academy’s annual meeting.