Lifetime of Giving

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities will proudly host our annual Lifetime of Giving Awards in March of 2020. During this event we recognize outstanding advocates, service professionals, and others who support individuals with developmental disabilities. Award winners can be nominated by anyone in the community.

The Lifetime of Giving Awards ceremony began in 1999 in honor of Nancy Richards, who believed that people with disabilities make the best advocates for themselves. In 2004, the ceremony expanded to honor Kathy VanBuskirk, with the Outstanding Direct Support Professional Award. The award recognizes individuals who provide outstanding care for people with developmental disabilities.

If you feel inspired to nominate someone for an award, please click on the various award categories below to find the best fit for your nominee. To submit your nomination, simply complete the quick and easy form shown at the bottom of the page. Nominations for the 2020 Lifetime of Giving must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. February 14, 2020.

For questions or help submitting a nomination, please contact Anne Flanery at or 740-201-5810.

RSVP for 2020 Lifetime of Giving

We hope you will join us for this celebratory evening! RSVP is required to attend. Please be sure to register by March 2, 2020.

Nomination Categories

Lifetime of Giving Awards Nomination Form

  • Nominee Information

  • Please tell us why you would like to nominate this person for an award. You can share a situation in which the person went above and beyond what was expected of them, ways in which this person has advocated for persons with developmental disabilities or himself/herself if the nominee has a disability, or examples of how this person provides and promotes the treatment of persons with disabilities with respect, dignity, and full recognition of their equality as fellow citizens. Please limit your answer to one page.