Founders’ Award

Download Nomination Form HERE


Founders’ Award nominations should be received by May 5.  Awards will be made by May 12.


The Founder’s Award is granted each spring to one or more high school juniors or seniors who have faithfully and effectively engaged with fellow students to support the work of Bridges and who have proven to be a friend to the homeless. These individuals will also exhibit traits that, in the opinion of the Bridges Board of Trustees, will enable them to continue to thoughtfully touch the world in significant and meaningful ways.


The Founders’ Award is given in honor of Bridges’ co-founders, Ginger and Geoff Worden; the first Executive Director, Ellen Maher; the first Board of Trustees; and early volunteers.


Presentation of the award will be at Bridges’ Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 7.


The nominator may also present the award at another time. All students receiving the award are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting with their families, to be acknowledged.  Award recipients will also receive public recognition in local and school publications.


Founders’ Award recipients in May 2016 were:


Anthony Smith, Lorenzo Beer, Bridges’ Dan RosenHanst, Caroline Deumling, Samantha Gargiulo, Malcolm Mead, Connie Pullan, Carmen Ruiz, Steven Zoughy.