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 2–4, 2020 | 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: Friday, November 15, 2019
    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.
  • Submit Member and Life Partner information sheets
    Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019 
    Email to: Ginny Graham, newmember@horatioalger.org 
  • Submit photos for media relations (300 dpi at minimum)
    Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019
    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)
  • Schedule interviews
    Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019 
    Ginny Graham will contact your office to schedule:
    • phone interview for the Only in America publication. The interview may also be scheduled by using the scheduling link here: calendly.com/haaevents.
    • An on-site video interview that will be used to introduce you during the Horatio Alger Awards Induction Ceremony.
  • 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 6, 2019
    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 13, 2019
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for additional details.
    Email to: Ginny Graham, newmember@horatioalger.org
  • Schedule meeting with the Association’s Executive Director and staff 
    Ginny Graham will contact your office to schedule this meeting.
  • Review and approve the short biography
    Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019
    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, newmember@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 20, 2019
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for additional details.
  • Complete phone interview
    Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Review and approve Only in America profile
    Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020
    You will receive a profile for you to review and approve/return with edits.
    Email to: Ginny Graham, newmember@horatioalger.org
  • Complete video interview
    Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Meet with the Association’s Executive Director and staff
    Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Provide list of guests attending the Horatio Alger Awards
    Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020
    Please refer to the New Member Packet for additional details.
  • Schedule on-site New Member preparation session
    Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020
    Preparation sessions for New Members are scheduled in 10-minute blocks between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, and 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

Ginny Graham
New Member Concierge

E-mail: newmember@horatioalger.org
Phone: 703.684.9444

Katie Kirchner
Registration and Seating

E-mail: awards@horatioalger.org
Phone: 703.684.9444

  • Terrence J. Giroux
    Executive Director
  • Margaret D. Slipek
    Manager of Membership Programs & Assistant to the Executive Director
    E-mail: mslipek@horatioalger.org
    Phone: 703.684.9444
  • Jackie Rough
    Biographer
  • Christopher Salvador
    Videographer, New Group Media