Jeannie Peeper Award Categories and Process

Jeannie Peeper IFOPA Awards recognize those who make exceptional contributions to the worldwide FOP community through their leadership, service, fundraising and accomplishments. These awards honor Jeannie Peeper for her initiative, leadership, vision and courage as Founder and President of the International FOP Association. Individual awards and the selection process are detailed below. Unless otherwise indicated, awards are recommended by a selection committee and approved by the IFOPA Board of Directors. Every selection criterion does not need to be satisfied for an award to be given.

President’s Lifetime Leadership Award

Those who receive this special award are honored by the IFOPA President for an enduring history of exceptional leadership in the FOP community.  Recipients of the award, personally selected by the IFOPA President, have been active in promoting philanthropy by example or word in the FOP community thereby encouraging others to assume leadership roles and increase FOP community involvement. This award may also be given for a record of meritorious service to the FOP cause in political, entertainment, sports, medical or other similar arenas.  

Selection criteria:

  • Long-standing direct gift support to the IFOPA.
  • Philanthropic service and achievements in the FOP community. 
  • Encouraged and motivated others to assume leadership roles in philanthropy and increase FOP community involvement.
  • Philanthropic support for innovative approaches to solving challenges.
  • Outstanding service in the public arena that significantly increases general awareness of FOP.

Outstanding Community Involvement Award

This honor is presented to an organization, family or individual for promoting and maintaining a high standard of FOP community involvement that includes fundraising and/or awareness activities. To be eligible for this award, a major fundraising project must have been completed or exceptional FOP community service performed within the past five years. 

Selection criteria:  

  • Organized major fundraising or program-related activities to benefit the IFOPA in the past five years. 
  • Innovation and creativity in solving a problem or meeting a need in the FOP community.
  • Encourages and engages in FOP volunteerism in the community.
  • Has developed creative fundraising or awareness solutions that may serve as a model for others.
  • Encourages and motivates others to assume leadership roles in philanthropy and increase community involvement.

Inspiring Leadership Award

This honor is presented to an individual with FOP who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving the quality of life in the FOP community and/or whose personal achievements in the face of adversity are outstanding. The recipient is one whose volunteerism or courageous example serves to encourage and motivate others.

Selection Criteria:  

  • Has FOP.
  • Has organized fundraising or programmatic efforts to benefit the IFOPA.
  • Has noteworthy personal or academic achievements in the face of adversity.
  • Has shown innovation and creativity in problem solving or meeting needs in the FOP community.
  • Encourages volunteerism, fundraising or community support to others in their local community or the FOP community.
  • Has developed creative fundraising or awareness solutions that may serve as a model for others.
  • Encourages and motivates others through leading by example and being a role model.

Outstanding International Leadership Award

This honor is presented to an individual, family or group that has shown outstanding leadership by making significant contributions to the FOP cause in awareness activities, fundraising or other meritorious services in the international community (i.e., beyond USA). (Americans are however also eligible for this award if their relevant service has occurred in the international community).

Selection criteria:

  • Has increased awareness, education or funding in the international community
  • Has taken a leadership role in serving those in the international community
  • Has shown innovation and creativity in problem solving or meeting needs in the FOP community.

 

Selection Committee and Process

The Awards Selection Committee is comprised of the following, all of whom are voting members: two persons from the general membership who have been active participants in the FOP community and one IFOPA board member (all of whom are appointed by the board chairperson). The committee shall select its own chairperson from one of the two general members. Jeannie Peeper is Honorary Chairperson of the Selection Committee.  

The Selection Committee shall ensure that it considers at least two candidates for each award. If less than two candidates are nominated for an award, the Committee shall add deserving candidates as necessary.  Board members and the general membership are invited to assist the Committee by submitting nominations. A nominator shall indicate how the nominee meets the relevant criteria for the award in question. As noted above, every selection criterion does not need to be satisfied for an award to be given. Information about fund raising events organized, funds raised or donated, media exposure, publications (hard copy and electronic), local community recognition, educational accomplishments, other awards received and any similar evidence should be provided to assist the Selection Committee in its work. Self nominations are not allowed. No award winner in any category may be considered for another award for five years. Send nominations to the Committee Chair Steve Eichner by electronic mail. Click on Steve Eichner All information identifying those nominating or supporting nominations shall be removed by the Committee Chair before nominations are provided to the Committee. 

 

Important Deadlines for 2016

March 2        Call for nominations (widely publicized).     

March 31        Final Date to Submit Nominations to Committee Chair Steve Eichner.

May 2        Committee selects awardees & submits recommendations to the Board.

May 10        Board considers and approves awardees.  

June 8*        Awardees are announced on IFOPA Founding Anniversary June 8th

* Jeannie Peeper IFOPA Awards of Honor will be received by awardees after this date

Every award will not necessarily be given every year and only one award will be given in any one category each year. Since the spirit of the Jeannie Peeper Awards is to embrace and recognize volunteers and supporters both within and outside our immediate FOP community, neither membership in IFOPA nor country of residence is a criterion for any award. Awards will take the form of an item appropriate for office, lobby or home display, and other intangible expressions of appreciation such as a personal message from the President. No cash honorarium is part of any award. Names of the recipients of each award will be permanently posted in a prominent position in the association website and in other ways as may prove suitable. On the advice of each recipient, a press release may be provided to local media.   

Questions regarding any aspect of the awards or the selection process may be directed to Steve Eichner, Committee Chair.