Thank you for your interest in the League Volunteer Council’s Gold Award projects!

The Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras knows firsthand the rewards and challenges of initiating and executing projects that benefit orchestras. Each year the Volunteer Council invites organizations to submit outstanding volunteer programs for recognition at the League’s National Conference.

The Gold Award of Excellence recognizes best-in-class programs or initiatives that have made a significant impact on their orchestras. Each winner receives a crystal award at a special reception and makes a PowerPoint presentation to fellow volunteers during the Conference.

Judges may acknowledge entries not chosen for a Gold Award with a Spotlight Award to recognize a best practice or specific tactic within a program that has contributed to its overall success or is a practice or tactic worthy of highlighting in its own right.

At the judges’ discretion, one or more entries may receive a Classic Award to acknowledge a body of achievement. These are initiatives undertaken over many years or decades, which have demonstrated sustained excellence and value to the organization as well as made a long-term impact on its success.

Looking for inspiration? Check out the Volunteer Project Database for award-winning projects going back more than 10 years and Volunteers at Conference for more recent winners.

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Gold Awards of Excellence: 2021 Winners

Spotlight Awards: 2021 Winners

Classic Award: 2021 Winner

Gold Awards of Excellence: 2020 Winners

Spotlight Awards: 2020 Winners

Classic Award: 2020 Winner


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