AYA Board of Governors Excellence Awards Categories

YALE COLLEGE CLASSES

Outstanding Class Award: For the class that exhibits overall excellence in programming, including a successful mix of educational, cultural, athletic, social, and community service programming

Outstanding BOLD Class Award: For the “Bulldogs of the Last Decade” class that exhibits excellence in young alumni engagement, either through an array of programming (educational, cultural, athletic, social, and/or community service), a specific initiative, or creative outreach connecting with classmates across the globe

Highest Reunion Attendance Award: For highest attendance, measured as total number of alumni, family, and friends attending a quinquennial reunion, and measured against previous reunions of the same anniversary

Highest Percentage of Returning Alumni Reunion Award: For highest percentage of returning alumni measured against total living alumni of the class and against previous reunions of the same anniversary

Outstanding Class Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Award: For the class that best demonstrates meaningful leadership in strategic planning, volunteer recruitment, financial management, and stewardship

Outstanding Class Event in a Non-Reunion Year Award: For the class event in a non-reunion year, including “mini-reunions,” that exhibits overall excellence in planning, participation, marketing, educational experience, and implementation

Class Day of Service Award: For the class that demonstrates the most successful Day of Service engagement

 

YALE REGIONAL CLUBS AND ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS

Outstanding Major Cities Award: For the alumni association among the seven major cities that exhibits overall excellence in programming, including a successful mix of educational, cultural, athletic, social, and community service programming (Clubs include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.)

Outstanding Mid-Size Cities Award: For the alumni association among the regions ranking 8 to 20 that exhibits overall excellence in programming, including a successful mix of educational, cultural, athletic, social, and community service programming (Clubs include Colorado, Central NJ, Georgia, Hartford, Maryland, Michigan, Northwest, Oregon & SW Washington, Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Triangle Yale Club [Chapel Hill], Westchester, and Western Washington [Seattle])

Outstanding Cities Award: For the alumni association outside the major and mid-sized markets that exhibits overall excellence in programming, including a successful mix of educational, cultural, athletic, social, and community service programming

Outstanding International Award: For the international alumni association that exhibits overall excellence in programming, including a successful mix of educational, cultural, athletic, social, and community service programming

Club Day of Service Award: For the Club that demonstrates the most successful Day of Service engagement

 

YALE SHARED IDENTITY AND INTEREST GROUPS

Outstanding SIG Award: For the SIG alumni association that exhibits overall excellence in programming, including a successful mix of educational, cultural, athletic, social, and community service programming

Outstanding SIG Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Award: For the SIG that best demonstrates leadership in strategic planning, volunteer recruitment, financial management, and stewardship

Outstanding SIG Reunion or Event Award: For the SIG event that exhibits overall excellence in participation, marketing, educational experience, and implementation

SIG Day of Service Award: For the SIG that demonstrates the most successful Day of Service engagement

 

YALE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Outstanding G&P School Award: For the G&P alumni association or chapter that exhibits overall excellence in programming, including a successful mix of educational, cultural, athletic, social, and community service programming

Outstanding G&P School Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Award: For the G&P alumni association or chapter that best demonstrates leadership in strategic planning, volunteer recruitment, financial management, and stewardship

Outstanding G&P School Event Award: For the G&P event that exhibits overall excellence in participation, marketing, educational experience, and implementation

G&P School Day of Service Award: For the G&P alumni association or chapter that demonstrates the most successful Day of Service engagement

 

OVERALL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS AWARDS:

Outstanding Collaboration Award: For the program or event that best exemplifies an integrated effort among two or more alumni association groups, or between an alumni group and an outside organization

Outstanding Innovation Award: For a new event or program, preferably one that has completed its second year of implementation

Outstanding Student Engagement: For the alumni association program or event that best integrates and engages current Yale students

*Best Marketing, Branding, and Communications Effort: For the effort that best exemplifies a successful communications effort based on design, creativity, implementation, and response

*Most Creative Use of Technology and Social Networking Media: For the effort in front of the curve, based on design, creativity, implementation, and response

Emerging Leaders Award: For the alumni association that best identifies, recruits, engages. and sustains new volunteer leaders

*There are only 2 Award Categories for which you may provide supplementary material (up to 4 images or pages) beyond the online nomination form text, if there is a visual element that is central to the nomination-- "Best Marketing, Branding and Communications Effort" and "Most Creative Use of Technology and Social Networking Media."

 

 

 

 

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