Awards Program Honors Extraordinary Service
The FBI National CAAA Celebrating Excellence Awards Program recognizes excellence by honoring FBINCAAA Affiliate Chapters and individuals who commit time, talent, and resources for the betterment and safety of their communities, cultivate growth and success of their Chapters, and develop a strong partnership with the FBI. Awards are presented annually at the FBINCAAA National Leadership Conference.
Excellence in Chapter Operations
The Excellence in Chapter Operations award was created to teach, encourage, and recognize outstanding nonprofit management and best practices in furtherance of our mission and partnership with the FBI. Chapters must be in compliance with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Chapter Affiliation Agreement (CAA) to be considered for this award.
2022 Excellence in Chapter Operations
2021 Excellence in Chapter Operations
2020 Excellence in Chapter Operations
2019 Excellence in Chapter Operations
FBINCAAA President Alicia Wadas presents an Award of Excellence
at the 2021 National Leadership Conference, Las Vegas
Excellence in FBI Advocacy
The Excellence in FBI Advocacy Award recognizes Chapters who serve as exemplary ambassadors and advocates for the FBI, promoting community education and outreach programs that support the mission and goals of the FBI. Chapters that engage their communities through innovative and creative outreach programs that raise awareness and visibility to strengthen relationships with the FBI are ideal award recipients.
Excellence in Community Outreach
The Excellence in Community Outreach award recognizes exemplary community education and outreach programs developed and led by the Chapter. Award recipients demonstrate excellence in planning, promoting, and executing programs that further the Chapter's mission in alignment with the Field Office's needs and priorities.
Excellence in Alumni Driven Outreach
The Excellence in Alumni Driven Outreach award recognizes Chapters that engage alumni in meaningful ways to encourage the contribution of volunteer time, talents, and expertise to produce programs that make a significant contribution to the quality of life in their communities.
Excellence in Innovation
The Excellence in Innovation award is presented to Chapters who demonstrate innovative and creative approaches to community outreach and service in support of the FBI's mission and priorities. Recipients demonstrate creativity in developing programs, forging unique partnerships, and other elements to achieve success.
Denbo Leadership Award
The Denbo Leadership Award was created in 2019 to honor the leadership and contributions of Tammy B Denbo (pictured) who served as President of the FBINCAAA from 2016 - 2017. It is awarded annually to an FBICAAA member who exhibits extraordinary leadership resulting in demonstrative value to the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, the FBI, and the communities served by these organizations.2022: Jonathan Ullman, FBI Las Vegas CAAA
2021: Stacey Hervey, Vice President of the FBI Denver CAAA
2020: Kristi Lee, Immediate Past President of the FBI Phoenix CAAA
Ballinger Partnership Award
The Ballinger Partnership Award recognizes FBI employees who embody, acknowledge, and carry forth the spirit of exceptional partnership with the FBINCAAA program by setting high standards and providing assistance, guidance, and support. The award is named in honor of Tracey L. Ballinger (pictured), Management and Program Analyst for the the FBI Office of Public Affairs at FBI Headquarters. Her demonstrated commitment to the FBICAAA program since its inception has been integral to the success of the FBI - FBINCAAA partnership.
2023: Bridget Patton, Public Affairs Specialist for the FBI Kansas City Field Office, and Sue Durkin, Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI Boston Field Office
2022: JoAnn Benson, Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI New Haven Field Office
2021: Todd Lindgren, Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI Cincinnati Field Office
2020: Kathryn "Kathy" Sipes, Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI Indianapolis Field Office