American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


2015 AWARDS

Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award

The Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award was established in 1990 to honor Gladys Branegan Chalkley, president and treasurer of AAFCS from 1940-1942. Dr. Chalkley founded the Montana Affiliate of AAFCS, as well as the state's dietetic association and its chapter of the American Association of University Women. The scholarship is also funded by a gift from the estate of Geraldine G. Fenn, a South Dakota native who was an Extension 4-H Specialist in Montana. After retirement, Fenn spearheaded development of the Montana 4-H Foundation for Montana and served as a youth advocate at state and national levels. Today, it is supported by donations from AAFCS members who believe in public policy and the utility of civic engagement.

The Chalkley-Fenn Award program is designed to stimulate interest in public policy as it affects the family and consumer sciences profession, educate scholars in various aspects of policymaking, and provide interaction with members of Congress and leaders of various family and consumer sciences-related organizations.
■Deadline for receipt of nomination materials for the Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award is the second Monday of January.
■The description, guidelines, and application below should be consulted for details.

Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award Description
Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award Guidelines
Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award Application

2014 AWARDS

The AAFCS Public Policy Committee encourages civic engagement and the development of policies that improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. To support these purposes and recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their public policy efforts, the committee will be offering two awards in 2014:

21st Century Community Champion Award
Friend of the Family Award

21st Century Community Champion Award

The 21st Century Community Champion Award, established in 2001, recognizes groups, organizations, and companies that promote the connection between strong families and strong communities by creating viable projects and activities that build communities in which families are valued, supported, and strengthened.

  • Deadline for receipt of nomination materials for the 21st Century Community Champion Award is January 14, 2014.
  • The guidelines and nomination form below should be consulted for details.

 

21st Century Community Champion Award Guidelines
21st Century Community Champion Award Nomination Form

Award Recipients

2014
Sew Much Comfort

2013
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

2009
The Dibble Institute

2008
Second Harvest (now Feeding America)

2005
General Mills

2004
Sears Roebuck and Company

2003
Kettering Foundation

2001
Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Friend of the Family Award

Established in 1984, the Friend of the Family Award acknowledges national or international leaders whose work has significantly and positively shaped policies that affect the family.

  • Deadline for receipt of nomination materials for the Friend of the Family Award is January 14, 2014.
  • The guidelines and nomination form below should be consulted for details.

 

Friend of the Family Award Guidelines
Friend of the Family Award Nomination Form

Award Recipients 

2013
Coats & Clark

2011
American Cleaning Institute 

2009
The Dibble Institute
Sue Sasser

2008
America's Second Harvest: The Nation's Food Bank Network

Mike Y. Wagner
William P. Niemeyer

2006
Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (WV) and Sharon Percy Rockefeller

2005
Tony Knowles
Former Governor of Alaska

2004
Patrick Bresette
Associate Director
Center for Public Policy Priorities

2003
Senator Tom Daschle
Senate Minority Leader
South Dakota

2002
Aaron Feuerstein
Owner, President, CEO
Malden Mills, Inc.
Lawrence, MA

2001
The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr.
Former Governor of North Carolina
Advocate Children's Education

1999
Rob Reiner
Actor, Director, & Chairman, Castlerock Entertainment
Advocate for Children

1998
 William Raspberry
 Nationally Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post
Humanitarian

1997
Millard and Linda Fuller
Founders, Habitat for Humanity
Humanitarian

1996
The Honorable Albert Gore, Jr. and Mrs. Tipper Gore
Vice President of the United States

1995
The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum
United States Senator

1994
The Honorable William H. Natcher
United States Representative

1993
Hillary Rodham Clinton
First Lady of the United States
Advocate for Children and Families

1992
David Jordan
Editor-in-Chief
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
Advocate for the Homeless

1991
Mary Hatwood Futrell
Former President, National Education Association
Educator

1990
Stephen E. Upton
President, Whirlpool Foundation
Philanthropist

1989
The Honorable Pat Schroeder
United States Representative

1988
Marian Wright Edelman
Founder and President, Children's Defense Fund
Social Activist

1988
The Honorable Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Senator

1987
The Honorable Daniel R. Coats
United States Senator

1986
The Honorable Quentin N. Burdick
United States Senator

1985
William "Bill" Cosby, Jr.
Actor, Comedian, Educator

1984
The Honorable George Miller
United States Representative

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