2018 Great Minds Gala Awards Nominations Open

Every year, the LeadingAge Nominations and Awards Committee bestows 2 awards, to an individual and an organization nominated by their peers, each designed to recognize extraordinary leadership in the quest to improve the lives of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Nominate an outstanding organization or individual TODAY:


2018 Honorees

Excellence in Dementia Care Program Award – St. Paul Elder Services, Inc.

Exceptional Friend or Family Caregiver Award – Sandy Schocker, Garvey Manor our Lady of the Alleghenies

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – Marcia Gay Harden

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – Madison Cowan

2017 Honorees

Excellence in Dementia Care Award Winner – Masonic Homes of Shelbyville

Exceptional Friend or Family Caregiver Award – Mary McCoy

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – Sylvia Mackey

2016 Honorees

Excellence in Dementia Care Award – Phoebe Ministries

Exceptional Friend or Family Caregiver Award – Judy Steffes

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Halperin

2015 Honorees

Excellence in Dementia Care Award Winner – Presbyterian SeniorCare

Exceptional Friend or Family Caregiver Award – Sylvia Allen & Jennifer Tu

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – Jeanne Phillips aka Abigail Van Buren author of “Dear Abby”

2014 Honorees

Excellence in Dementia Care Award Winner – Ecumen

Exceptional Friend or Family Caregiver Award – Kathy Ritchie

The Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award – The Glen Campbell Family and film director/producer James Keach and producer Trevor Albert