The “Mary Allessio Leck Award” is presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional volunteer service to the Abbott Marshlands. It is named in honor of Mary Leck in gratitude for her many years of service to the marsh.
Eligibility to Nominate
Any member of The Friends for the Abbott Marshlands may nominate a volunteer for the award. Nominations will be accepted in January and February each year for presentation at the annual meeting later in the spring.
Criteria for Nomination
Persons being nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated volunteer service in the Marshlands. The service listed on the nomination cannot be part of the nominee’s job description or duties and the individual cannot receive any monetary benefits from their involvement. Members of the Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination.
- The degree to which their services/ actions have made a lasting or meaningful contribution or impact on the Marshlands – 40%
- The length and degree of their service(s) – 20%
- The extent to which their service or action might be considered above and beyond the call of duty – 20%
- The extent to which their action would be recognized and valued by their peers/ community leaders – 20%