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BIAC Annual Awards

As members, family, friends, professionals and supporters, we meet individuals who, through their efforts and dedication, have contributed to our lives, to BIAC and to brain injury research and prevention.  Annually, BIAC recognizes those individuals and organizations demonstrating an outstanding contribution to our organization and to the field of brain injury.  Nominations are solicited in January of each year and are submitted to the BIAC Governance Committee. BIAC presents these awards during the Annual Professional Conference in March.

Annual Awards are given in the following categories:

Sarah Raskin Advocacy Award.  Awarded to an individual or organization who demonstrates outstanding effort that has resulted in the increase of public awareness of brain injury and prevention

Catherine Bontke Memorial AwardAwarded to a professional who has made a significant contribution to the field of brain injury through clinical services or research.

Brain Injury Service AwardAwarded to an individual or organization whose outstanding effort has broadened community services available to individuals who have sustained a brain injury.

Community Service Award.  Presented to those whose community service has furthered the cause of brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers.

Education & Prevention AwardAwarded to an individual or organization whose outstanding effort has resulted in the increase of public awareness of brain injury and prevention and/or broadened community services available to individuals who have sustained a brain injury.

Media AwardPresented to those in the media whose efforts have furthered the cause of brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers.

Partnership AwardAwarded to an individual or organization for outstanding support of BIAC events and promotion of brain injury awareness and prevention in Connecticut’s communities.

Public Policy AwardAwarded to an individual or organization supporting legislation/public policy that promotes the prevention or treatment of brain injury or increases the quality of life for persons who have sustained a brain injury.

Volunteer of the YearAwarded to an individual for outstanding service to BIAC through his or her volunteer efforts.

Ayers Distinguished Service Award.  Determined by the Board of Directors for service on Board of Directors.

President’s AwardHighest award of the agency, determined by the BIAC Board of Directors.


Congratulations to the 2024 BIAC Annual Award Recipients:

Stewart Casper
Barbara Nadeau
Werth Family Foundation
Tom Schuck
Julie Peters

Ayers Distinguished Service Award
Catherine Bontke Memorial Award
Partnership Award
Volunteer of the Year
President’s Award

Click here for a listing of Past Award Recipients.