ADRP is honored to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of donor relations and stewardship through a series of annual and as-merited awards. The ADRP awards are designed to promote excellence and inspire creativity in all areas of donor relations and stewardship. 

ADRP International Stewardship Awards (ADRP ISAs)

The ADRP ISAs have been established as the premier awards program recognizing excellence and outstanding accomplishments in donor relations. Following and expanding the model established by the successful introduction of the ADRP Film Festival, the ADRP ISAs accept nominations for excellence in three key categories:

Events Award

Events: Outside the box, creative events that engage donors and help showcase donor impact

Award Winner

Impact Reporting Award

Impact Reporting: Recognizing inspirational donor impact reports

Award Winner

Digital Communication Award

Digital Communications: The former ADRP Film Festival was expanded into two categories: video and other digital submissions

Video Award Winner

Other Digital Communications Award Winner


A fee of $25 is charged for each entry. Each category is judged by a panel of five donor relations colleagues and industry experts. The ADRP ISAs will culminate with the announcement and celebration of the winners at the ADRP Annual International Conference each fall. Submissions from non-ADRP members are accepted and while we hope to see you at the ADRP International Conference, attendance is not required to be considered.

The submission period for 2018 is now closed.

2018 ADRP International Stewardship Awards committee

Angela Altamore, ADRP Board Liaison, Kansas State University Foundation
Kelly Batstone, Drexel University
Gian Booker, Committee Chair, Temple University
Kelly Brennan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Isabel Lowney Brouhard, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Jennifer Hughes, National Park Foundation
Debbie Meyers, University of Maryland

ADRP Volunteer Service Award

The ADRP Volunteer Service Award recognizes a current member of ADRP who, through current and cumulative efforts, has generously contributed his or her time and energy to advance the mission of the Association and the profession. Nominees may be visible, or work “behind the scenes”; they may have done something that made others go “wow” or worked quietly over time, following through with commitments and achieving results. This award will be presented each year, at the annual conference. The ADRP Volunteer Service Award recipient is selected by the awards committee of the ADRP Board of Directors.

Award Winners

ADRP Founders Award

The ADRP Founders Award recognizes the highest ideals of the donor relations and stewardship profession. Recipients are individuals who, through a lifetime of work, have had a significant and inspiring impact on donor relations. The ADRP Founders Award is not an annual award, but rather, is an occasional award to recognize, in a singular way, exemplars within our field.  

Award Winners