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Andrus Award

 AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for our 2015 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives in their communities.

“Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said Sam Wilson, AARP Wisconsin State Director. “Through this recognition, AARP encourages individuals to use their skills and assistance as a way to remain vital as well as make a difference in their community.”

This is AARP’s most prestigious award and only one individual will be honored for their achievements per state. In a competitive selection process, the AARP Wisconsin Executive Council will review nominations on a range of criteria, including positive impact on the lives of individuals age 50 or older, improvement of the community in or for which the work was performed, and serving as an inspiration to others to volunteer.

The award recipient will be announced on or around August 1, 2015.

AARP Wisconsin Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Nominees must be 50 or older
  • The achievements, accomplishments or service on which nominations are based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay
  • The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nominations are based must reflect AARP's vision and mission
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are eligible; however, teams are not
  • The recipient must live in the awarding state
  • This is not a posthumous award


The nomination deadline is Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

  Download the AARP WI Andrus Award brochure and nomination form or apply online.

Questions? Contact Mariann Muzzi at or 608.286.6303 for more information.

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