ADRP International Stewardship Awards

2022 nominations are now closed.

The ADRP International Stewardship Awards recognize excellence and outstanding accomplishments in donor relations. Since 2017, this program has drawn entries from all facets of the donor relations landscape. We want to recognize your accomplishments and best practices and honor you as a practitioner in the categories below. Winners will be showcased at the ISA awards in September, on the ADRP website, in the HUB with past winner profiles, and at various ADRP events.

A nominal fee of $25.00 will be charged for each entry and donor relations colleagues and industry experts will judge each category. The awards are open to both members and non-members; all are welcome to apply!

Nominations Categories

Ideally, entries/events should have taken place within the last two years, but please feel free to reach out with more information if you would like our committee to consider a special circumstance.

The ADRP ISAs accept nominations of excellence in four key categories:

Digital Communications | Events | Impact Reporting | Innovation

 Digital Communications

Have you leveraged an electronic platform whether it be a podcast, social media campaign, website, newsletter, or video to share data and personalize a message of gratitude? Enter your submission of digital stewardship highlighting the impact a donor has made on your organization.


Has your organization pulled off an innovative event that engaged your donors in a new way?  We want to hear all about it!  Please provide an overall description of the event, including the information in the submission form. Please attach supporting documentation including photos, invitations, and other event-related materials.

Impact Reporting

Has your organization found new ways to express impact to donors through reporting? We want to hear all about it!  Please provide an overall description of the report, including the following information. Please attach supporting documentation including letters, photos, and other report-related materials.   


Over the past few years, we have all had to go back to the drawing board to come up with new and truly innovative ways to reach our supporters and volunteers. Did you do something above and beyond that really resonated with your audience? Helped change the way we do business and connect with others? The format for this award could be truly anything – we are excited to hear how you continued to make a huge difference in your market/field/industry during a global pandemic.

Application/Nomination Submission Portal

2022 nominations are now closed.

Submissions open June 6, 2022.
Deadline: July 6, 2022, 12 noon PT / 3:00pm ET

Looking for inspiration? View our past ADRP International Stewardship Award Winners.

Events Impact Reporting
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Digital Communications Innovation
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2022 ADRP International Stewardship Awards Selection Committee

Kimberly Johnson, Children's Health Medical Foundation
Dena Scott, Utah Valley University

Kelley Board, Austin Peay State University
Mandy Carlson, Family Service Association of the Redlands
Jamie M. Dixon, UC Davis Health
Brittany Hoffman-Smith, Syracuse University
Katy Galli-Kreps, University of California, Berkeley 
Nancy Masterson-Newkirk, Rutgers University-Newark
Paige Morris, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Virginia Roe, McGill University

Board Liaison
Marian Johnson, Women's College Hospital Foundation