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founders’ award 2013 - Susan Swayze
Susan Swayze was announced as the recipient of this year’s Founders’ Award during the November 13 membership meeting. The Founders’ Award is presented annually to a member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the organization. The award is based on a member’s outstanding participation in the organization; length of service; specific initiatives and achievements and their impact; raising awareness about and broadening the image of AAWGT; innovation; and breadth and spirit to inspire and raise the capacity of other members for AAWGT’s collective good.
Since 2005, Susan has been engaged with AAWGT as one of the 15 original Founders. She served as a member of the original Grants Committee and then went on to serve as a grants reviewer, review team leader, Assistant Chair and Chair. She has also served on Steering Committee, Fundraising/Leadership Development and Nominations Committee and the Endowment Committee.
Former Leadership Award recipient Tara Clifford, who chaired the nominations committee, announced this year’s awardee, saying, “Never willing to say no, [Susan] has been extremely generous with her time and her talents. The entire AAWGT organization has benefited from her leadership and her unselfish devotion.”
Photo: Tara Clifford (r) presents Founders’ Award to Susan Swayze.