ADRP Past Award Winners

Volunteer Service  |  Founders Award  |  International Stewardship Awards

ADRP Volunteer Service Award

The ADRP Volunteer Service Award recognizes a current member of ADRP who, through current and cumulative efforts, has generously contributed their 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.


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

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 five key categories: events, impact reporting, digital communications, video communications, and new program.

Events  |  Impact Reporting  |  Digital Communications  |  Video Communications  |  New Program  |  Innovation


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

Impact Reporting

Recognizing inspirational donor impact reports.

  • Inspiring Hope and Healing Throughout 2021 - AdventHealth Foundation West Florida (2022)
  • Boston Children’s Hospital Stewardship Book: Because of You - Boston Children's Hospital (2021)
  • Digital Stewardship Reporting - UC Berkeley (2020)
  • Capital Campaign Digital Stewardship Report - University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2019)
  • Acknowledging Transformational Impact - University of St. Thomas (2018)
  • University of Chicago (2017)

Digital Communications

  • Dancing with a new heartbeat: Frankie England's Story - Northwell Health Foundation (2022)
  • Phillips Scholars Video - LSU Foundation (2021)
  • Throwback Thursday Email Series - Air Force Museum Foundation (2020)
  • The Essential Effect - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (2019)
  • Utilizing Technology to Revolutionize Annual Stewardship Reporting - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2018)
  • University of Britsh Columbia (2017)

Video Communications

New Program


  • A new way to "Spread the Love", a journey on stewardship and relationship's within our community! - PHSC (2022)
  • Explore America’s Arctic: An At Home Adventure - Earthjustice (2021)
  • Delivering the Aggie Spirit to You - Texas A&M (2020)