Nominations being accepted for the 2014 Diane Lynn Anderson Award

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is pleased to begin accepting nominations for the 2014 Diane Lynn Anderson Award!

huggingThe Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is now accepting nominations for the Diane Lynn Anderson Award, recognizing people who exhibit the same kind of patience, compassion, devotion and care that Diane exhibited during her work with people with disabilities in Southern Arizona.From 1970 and prior to her death in 1990, Diane was a major force in implementing programs for people with disabilities in Pima County. She was among the first counselors outside the government system to work specifically with individuals with disabilities when no such programs were available.

This award was established by one of our donors who admired her work and selfless dedication to her clients.  He wanted to memorialize her and set up this fund to recognize others who, through their work with individuals with disabilities, have shown the kinds of qualities Diane exhibited.  Patience, respect, compassion, devotion, and care for individuals and their needs. He has shared that her caring for people came from the heart.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 10, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.  Recipient(s) will be announced in early February and honored at the annual luncheon of the Arizona Chapter, Branch 2 of the National Association of Social Workers in March.  An award plaque and modest cash award (amount dependent on whether one or two awards are made) will be presented at the luncheon.


Details on the 2014 Call for Nominations

Who should be nominated?

Individuals including volunteers, or organizations and programs that have established advocacy services and/or increased community resources for people with disabilities may be nominated.

How can I nominate someone?

Download a nomination form or pick one up at our office, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

When is the nomination deadline?

January 10, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.


Please contact Marthena Maley, Program Officer, with any questions at