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Do you know people or organizations who deserve to be recognized for their good work?

Nominate them for a Starbridge Community Award!

Starbridge’s Community Awards honor people and organizations creating positive change in the lives of people who have disabilities. At Starbridge, we partner with people who have disabilities, their families, and those who support them to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living.

Through these awards, we seek to shine the spotlight on remarkable candidates throughout the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes areas. We value diversity and welcome nominations from diverse communities. Together, we can transform communities to include everyone.

Our 2019 Community Award winners are

Dr. Katrina Arndt ~ Inclusion Award

Colleen Brind'Amour ~ Advocacy Award

Jaymie Eden ~ Rising Star Award

Stephen G. Schwarz ~ Outstanding Community Partner Award

Read more about our 2019 recipients at www.starbridgeinc.org/2019-community-awards

2019 Community Award Winners collage

Community Award Categories

Advocacy Award

Given to a person – with or without disabilities – who demonstrates the power of advocacy to make a positive change in their own life (if they are a self-advocate) or on behalf of people who have disabilities

Inclusion Award

Given to a person – with or without disabilities – or organization for their efforts to create or promote inclusive opportunities for people who have disabilities

Rising Star Award

Given to a person – with or without disabilities – who is a youth, student, or professional in their first five years of a career, and who embodies our founders’ drive to empower people who have disabilities

Community Award winners will be recognized at our 2019 gala

Graphic showing the words Among the Stars - Raising a Glass to Those who Raise the Bar