To honor those who have shown an ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of people's lives; not for individual acts of heroism.
To honor positive, good works within the atmosphere of negativity throughout the world.
To financially aid the children of young widows and widowers who have demonstrated a need.
Seminars, symposia, and workshops covering Human Rights, Wellness, Mentoring,
and other uplifting topics.
What are the awards?
Lifetime Achievement Award statue, given to ten individuals each year, in a ceremony.
Financial Aid in the form of college scholarships, given to the children who have lost a parent, where
there is a demonstrated financial need that cannot be filled otherwise
Who chooses the recipients?
The Lifetime Achievement Board of Directors makes the final
judgment after receiving nominations from the public, social workers, and from our own resources
Who is on the Board?
Influential members of the community
People in the public eye
How is the Foundation funded?
Proceeds from Awards Banquet
Duties of the Board
Advice and consent
Fundraising suggestions and help
Donations (accepted, but not required)
Office Furniture, computers (donated)
Insurance and payroll items
Postage, office supplies, misc. office expenses
Additional personnel as needed, budget allowing
Accounting and Legal (pro bono)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Board receive financial remuneration?
No. A non-profit corporation does not allow for Board members to be paid unless
they are performing administrative or similar tasks, and then under strict guidelines.
How many members will be on the Board?
The ultimate decision will be made by the Board. We anticipate an initial Board of eight.
Will there be an honorary/Advisory Board?
Yes. And each Award recipient will have a special category in the organization.
Who is the Executive Director?
Who should receive the award?
To be announced, but we hope to include a secondary school teacher; a college professor;
people in the community, among others.
How many Lifetime Achievement awards will be given each year?
This is according to the discretion of the Board, but the goal is between six and twelve.
Where should the ceremony be held?
The Beverly Hills Hotel or the equivalent.
What else should happen at the ceremony?
A notable MC; invitations for the past years financial aid recipients; auction; entertainment.
Which corporations seem likely to respond?
In discussion with corporations now. Your input is invited.
The Lifetime Achievement Foundation
Gary Young, Executive Director
P.O. Box 8728
Calabasas, CA 91372-8728