Since 1986, the Lifeworks Annual Awards have celebrated the accomplishments of people with disabilities and the individuals and businesses who support them.
Each fall, we accept award nominations in four categories: Advocate/Volunteer of the Year, Employer of the Year, Personal Achievement, and Staff Excellence.
Once the nomination period has ended, an independent selection committee is tasked with reviewing nominations and selecting those who will be honored at the Lifeworks Annual Celebration.
Advocate/Volunteer of the Year
The Advocate/Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made a substantial commitment to helping people with disabilities become more integrated into the community. The winner of this award has made a meaningful impact on the lives of the people we serve and donated countless hours of their time.
Employer of the Year
The Employer of the Year Award is presented to a business where people with disabilities are an integral part of the team. The winner of this award has gone above and beyond to help individuals supported by Lifeworks expand their responsibilities on the job and advance their careers.
The Personal Achievement Award is presented to two individuals served by Lifeworks who have shown tremendous growth socially, emotionally, or professionally. The winners of this award have stood out from their peers, earned respect, contributed to the community, or grown in relationships.
The Staff Excellence Award is presented to an outstanding individual who works with people with disabilities. This person is someone who has surpassed their basic responsibilities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people we serve.