2015 engraved awardsOur annual Community Awards honor individuals and organizations creating positive change in the lives of people with disabilities.

Award recipients are invited as guests to our Celebration of Champions, an evening to benefit Starbridge. Each recipient is introduced, recognized for his or her contributions and accomplishments, and presented with an engraved award.

The 2017 Celebration of Champions will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown. Join us!

Would you like to nominate someone for one of our 2017 Community Awards?

To complete a Nomination Form online, please click this link to open the form.

To complete the Nomination Packet electronically and submit by email, mail or fax, click this link [will need Adobe Acrobat to complete].

To complete the Nomination Packet by hand to mail or fax, click this link [pdf version].

Deadline to turn in nominations extended to March 24, 2017

Award Descriptions

Community Impact Award: An individual or organization who creates inclusive opportunities in the community for people with disabilities

Education Award: A devoted individual in the field of education whose extraordinary efforts empower students with disabilities to succeed

Founders Award: A parent or family member of a person with a disability who exemplifies our founders’ commitment through their efforts to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities

Self Advocacy Award: A person with a disability who leads the direction of his or her daily life through advocacy, personal choice, and responsibility

Youth Award: An individual age 21 or younger, whose efforts make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities


To read more about the 2015 winners and their stories, go to http://www.starbridgeinc.org/2015-community-awards

Thank you for helping us to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations in our community!