mainstay /ˈmānˌstā/ noun: a person or thing on which someone or something else depends.
In honor of Susan Thompson’s legacy as consultant, friend, and advocate for Minnesota’s Habitat network, Habitat Minnesota has created the Susan Thompson Mainstay Award. This award will correspond with Habitat Minnesota’s Statewide Conference going forward.
Who are the mainstays at your Habitat affiliate? Who are the people you depend on in the Habitat network? Who is that person who makes your day to day work possible and works diligently to move the Habitat mission forward? Consider nominating them for the Susan Thompson Mainstay Award.
To nominate someone, email Becca with a response (roughly 250-500 words) to the following:
- Name of the individual.
- Habitat affiliate the individual is associated.
- Number of years the individual has worked or volunteered for Habitat.
- Describe the efforts for which the individual is being nominated. Please provide specific examples of how the individual meets the definition of a mainstay (a person on which someone or something else depends).
Please submit only one nomination a year. Multiple nominations will be accepted for each individual and will work in their favor. Nominees should either work or volunteer for a Habitat affiliate that serves Minnesota. Nominations will be accepted from January 9th – February 6th. The honoree will be announced and celebrated at the Statewide Conference on the evening of February 27th. Honorees do not need to be present to receive the award.
Find the full award description and background here.