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The Steve Schewel/Duke Sanford School of Public Policy Award 


INDY Week honors a Triangle resident 35 and under who does fabulous work for local nonprofits by awarding them this prize. Winners must work for a local nonprofit, be 35 and under, and make $35,000 a year or less. This year's winner will receive their award, which includes $500, at a kick-off Give!Guide party on November 9 at Person Street Bar in Raleigh.

Steve Schewel/Sanford School Award winners are chosen from a pool of nominees nominated by their peers and coworkers. The nomination process takes place late August - mid-September. A committee of INDY Week employees, former Award winners, and Duke Sanford School students select finalists to interview. One finalist is then chosen as the winner.


(2013 recipient)

If we learn to see our neighbors we would discover that there is a great deal of richness, humanity and life in these neighborhoods that we call "poor".

A graduate from Duke Divinity School, where he earned a master's degree, Eric Olson-Getty mentors youth in YO:Durham and the Made in Durham project. This project, spearheaded by MDC Inc., is trying to develop a "school to career" pipeline for youth in Durham. The Made in Durham youth engagement meetings are designed to solicit youth input and participation in the project, with the hope that youths can make a substantive contribution to their community.

Criteria for selecting the 2014 recipient:

- Must work for a charitable nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on the Triangle community
- Must work full-time for this organization, with a minimum of 30 hours/week
- Must have worked at this organization for at least 1 year
- Exhibit a long term commitment to working in the nonprofit sector
- Have an annual income of $35,000 or less
- Be 35 years old or younger
- Be a resident of the Triangle area


- Name, age of your nominee
- Place of employment, job title of this individual
- 400 words or less description (from you) on why this individual should be chosen
-Quote about this individual – up to 50 words

Deadline Sept 19, 2014

Send nominations to Gloria Mock