Awards

Here at CASBO, we know that it’s our members who make us special. The grass-roots nature of our organization, and our members’ dedication and willingness to serve, are at the very heart of what we do! For that very reason, we annually acknowledge those dedicated member volunteers who have made a significant contribution to CASBO during the past year.

Nominate someone

While some of our award recipients are de facto in nature, most of them are chosen from nominations by you, our members! If you know a CASBO member who should be recognized, please choose an eligible award below, and click on the award link to complete and submit a nomination form.

Your participation is invaluable. Thank you for helping us celebrate CASBO’s outstanding members and thank them for their service!

Past Award Winners

 

ANNUAL AWARDS

Associate Member of the Year Award

In recognition of longtime service to CASBO and California schools, CASBO presents this award to a deserving associate member who has dedicated numerous hours of time and selfless energy on behalf of CASBO and its members. Award criteria include:

  • One nomination, by someone other than the nominee, from each of the seven regional sections
  • Service that has had a statewide effect with a quality and scope of work that transcends local and regional boundaries, benefiting the entire CASBO membership
  • Statewide reputation for service within the association that serves as a model for other CASBO associate members
  • Personal sacrifice of countless hours and personal resources to the association for the benefit of all CASBO members

 

Commitment to Education Award

In recognition of a lifetime of professional achievement in school business management, CASBO presents this award to a non-member who has improved public education and the lives of school children throughout California. Award criteria include:

  • Nomination by someone other than the nominee
  • Service that has had a statewide effect with a quality and scope of work that transcends local and regional boundaries, benefiting the entire CASBO membership
  • Statewide reputation for service to school business management

 

Pinnacle Award

CASBO presents this award to a member who, through personal sacrifice for the benefit of the entire CASBO membership, has served in a leadership capacity and earned a statewide reputation for that service. As part of this recognition, the recipient is awarded with honorary lifetime membership benefits. Award criteria include:

  • Nomination by someone other than the nominee
  • Longtime service in a leadership capacity that has had a statewide effect with a quality and scope of work that transcends local and regional boundaries, benefiting the entire CASBO membership
  • Statewide reputation for service within the association that serves as a model for other CASBO members
  • Personal sacrifice of countless hours and personal resources to the association for the benefit of all CASBO members

 

Section Member of the Year Awards

CASBO presents these awards to one active member from each of its seven sections who are dedicated CASBO leaders that have made a significant contribution to school business management at the section level. These people have been selected by their section board peers to receive this special recognition. Award criteria include:

  • Nomination by the appropriate section president who is someone other than the nominee
  • Section-wide reputation for service within the association that serves as a model for other CASBO members
  • Personal sacrifice of countless hours and personal resources to the association for the benefit of all section members

Smart Business Award

CASBO presents this award to a member for innovative, creative and meaningful contribution to the improvement of the profession and the efficiency of school districts. Award criteria include:

  • Outstanding practices and ideas that result in significant contributions to school entities or the profession of school business management
  • Program or innovation developed and successfully implemented by California school business professional(s)
  • Program or innovation with statewide effect, or potential effect, on the business practices of other school districts around the state

 

Presidential Service Award (non-nomination)

CASBO presents this award to its immediate past president for exemplary service to CASBO. As part of this recognition, the recipient is awarded with honorary lifetime membership benefits.

 

Schuyler C. Joyner Award (non-nomination)

CASBO Associate Members present this award to a member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, service and commitment to school business and to the association. As part of this recognition, an annual scholarship of $1,000 for five years is awarded to the high school or community college of the recipient’s choice.

 

 

Nominations are accepted until November 30 each year, and our awards are presented the following spring
at Annual Conference. For more information about an award, please contact Gail Hillis, Director of Membership.