2019 Donahoe Award (Call for Nominations)

Monday, January 7, 2019

Each year, the Chemung County Youth Bureau, its Board and the community recognize the good works of individuals, agencies, schools, and faith based organizations in delivering quality youth services in Chemung County. Please review the enclosed material and consider nominating a worthy individual. Please circulate this information to staff or other groups. 

Daniel J. Donahoe Award – This award is given annually to an adult to recognize and honor outstanding contributions made to the youth and families of our community.  The award was established in 1984 and is named in honor of its first recipient, the Honorable Judge Daniel J. Donahoe.

Eligibility: We are looking for individuals who act beyond the ordinary requirements of their profession or daily routine.  Any adult who is or has been involved in service to youth and families and who has contributed to the quality of life in Chemung County in unique, creative and dedicated ways.  Members of the Chemung County Youth Board are not eligible for nomination while serving on the board.



BY 4:00 P.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019

Note to Nominator:  The winner of the Donahoe Award will be recognized at the 36th Annual Chemung County Youth Bureau Awards Reception to be held at the Clemens Center, at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  The Youth Bureau will notify the nominator(s) if their candidate is selected.  The name of the winner is kept confidential until the reception.  The Youth Bureau will need the help of the nominator(s) in getting the winner to the reception, as well as any family members, co-workers & friends.  Please consider nominating a worthy individual.



Each year the Chemung County Youth Bureau receives many worthy nominations for the Donahoe Award. Please provide as much detailed information as possible on your nominee so that the selection committee will be able to make an educated and informed decision.  Letters of support play a very important role in the decision making process, but please limit to three.

(Letters of recommendation may not be from a relative.)

Electronically submit nomination forms to:


Nominations Must Be Received By:  4:00 P.M.  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019


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