The Angel Award honors everyday people doing extraordinary good to meet the physical, emotional, creative or spiritual needs of Louisiana’s kids. Since 1995, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has recognized more than 200 of these outstanding individuals. Each Angel Award also provides much-needed resources — a $25,000 grant for each Angel’s nonprofit charity.
Past honorees, ranging in age from 17 to 93, have been coaches, teachers, clergy, doctors, homemakers, entrepreneurs and others. They’ve served as volunteers, staff and board members of exceptional nonprofits working to benefits kids. What they have in common is an unselfish contribution of time and energy to improve the welfare of Louisiana children.
Michael Tipton, president of the foundation, says that the program has been a great success, but there has been a lack of nominees from Northeast Lousiana. "We don't get as many nominations from Northeast Louisiana as we would like. I know there are amazing people doing great work throughout the region, and I would love to see some more people get nominated."
The deadline to submit a nomination is March 15, 2020, and they must be sent through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation's online system.
To begin an application process or for more information, click here.