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We invite you to join us in selecting the 2014 Caring Award Winners

Please visit the link below where you will find the short ballot summaries and may select your top 5 candidates based on the values of caring, compassion, and service. This year’s Caring Award ceremony will take place on October 18th, at 6:00pm at the Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

To vote, click here.

For other inquires, email: natalie@caring.org


The Caring Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1985 to honor and promote the values of caring, integrity, and public service. Inspired by the example of Mother Teresa, we at the institute believe most problems can be solved if human beings truly care for one another. We celebrate those special individuals who transcend self and devote their lives to serving the disadvantaged, poor, disabled, and dying. Their enduring dedication to caring uplifts us all and ennobles the human race.

We’re committed to spreading the caring credo: you can do well by doing good. Success, as we constantly stress, is defined by having a passionate concern for the welfare of others. To reinforce this message, we continue to broadcast a new standard of social responsibility. Behind all our endeavors — past, present, and future — is the central concept that one person can make a difference.


Honorable Robert J. Dole, Co-Chair
Senator Bob Dole is a military hero of World War II, who served the nation for 37 years in the U.S. Congress, where he was elevated to the post of Senate majority leader...
Robert Dole's Bio

Honorable Tom Daschle, Co-Chair
Senator Daschle is among the longest-serving Senate Democratic leaders in history and the only one to serve twice as both Majority and Minority Leader...
Tom Daschle Bio

Caring News

The 25th Annual Caring Awards

Washington, D.C. (September 27, 2013) – Senators Bob Dole and Tom Daschle, Co-Chairs of the Caring Institute announced the 2013 Caring Award winners. These five amazing adults and four extraordinary youths are being acknowledged for their efforts to give back to society. They will be commemorated at the Caring Awards Ceremony at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel, Fort Washington, Maryland where they will be inducted into the Caring Hall of Fame.

The winners were chosen by the prestigious Board of Trustees of the Caring Institute. The following will receive awards on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

2013 Caring Award Adult Winners include:

  • Honorable Daniel Inouye, Former U.S. Senator for Hawaii
  • Maria Gomez, President and CEO, Mary’s Center;
  • Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader, Congressman from Georgia;
  • J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr., Marriot Corportation;
  • Patty Webster, Founder and President, Amazon Promise

2013 Annual Caring Award Young Adult Winners include:

  • Allyson Ahlstrom, Founder, Threads for Teens;
  • Zachary Certner President, Co-founder, Special Needs Athletic Programs (SNAP);
  • Nicholas Cobb, Founder, Comfort and Joy;
  • William Lourcey, Founder, Friends Reaching Our Goals (FROGs)

2013 International Caring Award Winner:

  • Father Patrick Devine Executive Director,Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (SCCRR)


Special thanks to major sponsors of the 25th Annual Caring Awards:

  • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
  • Donnelly Mechanical Corp.
  • Alliance Exposition Services
  • Cardiocom

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