Horatio Alger Awards: New Member Information Portal

Horatio Alger Award

Lifetime membership in the Horatio Alger Association is conferred on 10 to 12 individuals each year with the presentation of the Horatio Alger Award. The Award symbolizes the Association’s values, including personal initiative and perseverance, leadership and commitment to excellence, belief in the free-enterprise system and the importance of higher education, community service, and the vision and determination to achieve a better future.

  • Mark your calendar to attend the Horatio Alger Awards
    April 4–6, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for the New Member Schedule.
  • Reserve hotel accommodations
    It is recommended that you reserve your room in early November to ensure preferred accommodations.
    Reserve at: www.horatioalger.org/awards-hotel
  • Schedule planning calls
    Deadline: Monday, November 26, 2018
    Ginny Graham will contact your office to schedule:
    • A conference call with her to review the pre-Awards timeline of activities, the Awards events schedule and the requirements for New Members before and during the Awards.
    • A conference call between your communications team and the Association’s media relations teams.
  • Schedule interviews
    Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018
    Ginny Graham will contact your office to schedule:
    • A phone interview for the Only in America publication. The interview may also be scheduled by using the scheduling link here: calendly.com/ginny.
    • An on-site video interview that will be used to introduce you during the Horatio Alger Awards Induction Ceremony.
  • Submit photos for media relations (300 dpi at minimum)
    Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018
    We request one (1) high resolution headshot and one (1) high resolution candid photograph. Email to: Carly Buggy, cbuggy@briancom.com (United States), Adam Daifallah, adaifallah@hatleystrategies.com (Canada)
  • Complete and return the sponsorship form
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for information regarding sponsorships, which support the Association’s educational programs.
  • Review and approve press releases
    Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018
    You will receive one (1) comprehensive and one (1) individual draft press release to review and approve/return with edits.
    Email to: Carly Buggy, cbuggy@briancom.com (United States)
    Adam Daifallah, adaifallah@hatleystrategies.com (Canada)
  • Review and approve letters to individuals/organizations who may support the Horatio Alger Awards in your honor and submit mailing lists
    Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for additional details.
    Email to: Ginny Graham, amwhite@horatioalger.org
  • Review and approve the short biography
    Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018
    You will receive a draft short biography, which will be included in the Awards materials, for you to review and approve/return with edits.
    Email to: Ginny Graham, events@horatioalger.org
  • Submit Member and Life Partner information sheets
    Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018
    Email to: Ginny Graham, events@horatioalger.org
  • Submit 20-25 photographs for use in the Only in America publication and the Awards Induction Ceremony video (300 dpi at minimum)
    Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2018
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for additional details.
  • Complete phone interview
    Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2018
  • Schedule meeting with the Association’s Executive Director and staff
    Ginny Graham will contact your office to schedule this meeting.
  • Review and approve Only in America profile
    Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019
    You will receive a profile for you to review and approve/return with edits.
    Email to: Ginny Graham, events@horatioalger.org
  • Complete video interview
    Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Meet with the Association’s Executive Director and staff
    Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Provide list of guests attending the Horatio Alger Awards
    Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for additional details.
  • Review and approve 90-second acceptance remarks for the Awards Induction Ceremony
    Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019
    You will receive a set of draft remarks from Brian Communications, based on your interviews, for you to review and approve/return with edits. Remarks cannot exceed 90 seconds. Those that run over the time limit will be interrupted.
  • Schedule script review
    Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019
    Script reviews for New Members are schedule in 10-minute blocks between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4.

Ginny Graham
E-mail: events@horatioalger.org
Phone: 703.684.9444

  • Terrence J. Giroux
    Executive Director
  • Constantine G. Katsarakis
    Director, Strategic Initiatives & the Office of the Executive Director
    E-mail: ckatsarakis@horatioalger.org
    Phone: 703.684.9444
  • Margaret D. Slipek
    Manager, Editorial Services & Assistant to the Executive Director
    E-mail: mslipek@horatioalger.org
    Phone: 703.684.9444
  • Jackie Rough
    Biographer
  • Christopher Salvador
    Videographer, New Group Media