SGS Awards

Rhoda Jennings Distinguished Older Advocate Award

Criteria (Must be completed for all nominations)

  • Nominee must have demonstrated effective advocacy for and/or leadership among older adults in the Southern region.
  • Nominee may be identified through previous recognition by local, state and/or national groups, or by volunteer groups.
  • Nominee must be age 65 or older.
  • Nominee should be a potential role model for successful aging through innovative contributions to society after 65.

If the above criteria has been met and you have all necessary information and supporting documentation you can submit your nomination for this award by filling out the form below.

Nominations For This Award Will Open October 1, 2017
The Nomination Form will be available immediately below this message box.


Previous Award Winners

  • 2017 - Mary Bethel
  • 2016 - Richard W. Lindsay
  • 2015 - Bill Lamb
  • 2013 - Evelyn Newman
  • 2010 - Betty H. Wiser
  • 2009 - Austin Curry
  • 2008 - Mary M. MacKinnon
  • 2007 - Ann Johnson
  • 2006 - Wilson Wong
  • 2005 - Judy and Byron Thames
  • 2004 – David Levine
  • 2003 - Mary Ellen Cox
  • 2002 - Mary Casey
  • 2001 - Virginia Bell
  • 2000 - Dorothy Rose Crawford
  • 1999 - Rosalyn Carter
  • 1998 - Pauline Gore
  • 1997 - Stanley C. Walker
  • 1996 - Daisy L. Bates
  • 1995 - Florence L. Price
  • 1994 - Betty Friedan
  • 1993 - Georgia R. Duggins
  • 1991 - C. Colburn Hardy
  • 1990 - Margaret H. Jacks
  • 1989 - Eleanor Richardson
  • 1987 - Rhoda Jennings