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Now Accepting 2019 Nominations

ANCOR Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Legacy Leaders Circle. Nomination forms are due by March 4, 2019. Submit your nomination now. 


Celebrate the 2018 Legacy Leaders!

The Program

The ANCOR Foundation Legacy Leaders Circle honors our finest and most influential leaders. The ANCOR Foundation Legacy Leaders Circle celebrates the accomplishments of long-term ANCOR members who made significant contributions to ANCOR during his/her tenure as a member. The inaugural class of 25 was inducted into the Legacy Leaders Circle on September 13, 2010 at ANCOR's 40th Anniversary Party.


The ANCOR Foundation is pleased to solicit nominations for its Legacy Leaders Circle. This effort celebrates the accomplishments of the men and women who have paved the way in making ANCOR the premier trade association it is today, representing more than 1,600 private providers for nearly 1,000,000 Americans with disabilities nationwide.

Nominees for this award must have been active ANCOR members for a minimum of seven years.  Additionally, nominees will have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following ways:

  • Service as chair, co-chair or committee member within ANCOR;
  • Participation in ANCOR or ANCOR Foundation governance structure (Board of Directors, Board of Representatives, etc.);
  • Other association activity.


ANCOR Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Legacy Leaders Circle through 11:59pm (Eastern) on March 4, 2019Submit your nomination today

Nominations will be accepted from a variety of sources, including agency boards of directors, agency staff, family members and colleagues.

A selection committee will review nominations and recommend a slate of awardees to the ANCOR Foundation Board. If nominee is selected, the nominator will be contacted by March 8, 2019 and receive instructions to prepare for the awards presentation and coordinate travel logistics for the recipient.

The honoree will receive the following:

  • A commemorative plaque
  • His or her name on the ANCOR Foundation Legacy Leaders Circle
  • Recognition at ANCOR's Annual Conference
  • Recognition in ANCOR publications

Support the ANCOR Foundation's Leadership Initiatives

At the ANCOR Foundation, we place high value on recognizing and cultivating leadership skills of those dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities. 

Generous contributions from allies and friends in honor of Legacy Leaders Circle and Presidents’ Award recipients have enabled the ANCOR Foundation to:

  • Honor Legacy Leaders Circle and President’s Award recipients at ANCOR’s annual conference to celebrate their contributions and inspire the next generation of I/DD leaders
  • Sponsor the Winter and Summer Leadership Institutes conducted by the National Leadership Consortium of Developmental Disabilities (NLCDD)
  • Establish the ANCOR Foundation Leadership Academy to cultivate the next generation of leaders
  • Host an annual leadership development forum at ANCOR’s annual conference
  • Support the development of DSP of the Year Award recipients

Previous contributions have ranged from $250 to $1,000 however the ANCOR Foundation gratefully accepts a contribution of any amount in support our efforts.  Support our work and donate to the ANCOR Foundation today!