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NOMINATIONS CLOSED: Call for Nominations: PPALM's Excellence in Mentorship Award

Monday, July 03, 2017 6:48 AM | Anonymous





Each year, the Pan-Pacific American Leader s and Mentors (PPALM) honors an individual who has established an exemplary track record as a leader and mentor.  This year, the nomination is open to the public.  We invite you to nominate an outstanding individual whom you believe embodies the best qualities of an accomplished leader who has mentored others to success and thus deserves to receive PPALM’s “Excellence in Mentorship Award” (the “Mentorship Award”).


The following nomination procedure applies:

1.          You may nominate yourself or a person other than yourself; you may not nominate an entity or a group.

2.          To submit a nomination, you must:

              (a) Provide the full name, occupation and contact information (email address and telephone number) of the nominee.

              (b) Submit a letter of support demonstrating, in a clear and concise manner, why the nominee is worthy of the Mentorship Award (“Letter of Support”).  The Letter of Support must not exceed five (5) pages, single-sided, including exhibits and attachments; there is no minimum page requirement, but you are encouraged to provide as much credible and verifiable information as possible to help us evaluate the nominee in the best possible light.  Do not include URL links and links to other online sources, unless they are links to videos of no more than five (5) minutes each in duration (maximum of three (3) videos); rather, print copies of the online materials that you would like the PPALM Mentorship Award Nominations Committee (the “Nominations Committee”) to consider.  Your text or narrative may be single-spaced, single-sided, and you may use any font as long as it is at least 12 points in font size.

              (c) Submit a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae (“CV”) with the Letter of Support.  The nominee’s CV does not count towards the page limitation set forth above.

3.          All nomination submissions must be received by the Nominations Committee by 5 PM EST on or before July 31, 2017, and addressed to:

              Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors

              Attention:  Mentorship Award Nominations Committee

              P.O. Box 2771

              Arlington, VA  22202

4.          All nomination submissions, including any attachments or exhibits, must be in the English language. We will assume that you own, or have the requisite authority to use, the documentation and materials (including images and videos) that you submit as part of your nomination submission.  PPALM will not be responsible for intellectual property rights (copyright, trademark, etc.) violations that the nominee or the proponent of the nominee incurs as a result of his/her nomination submission.

5.          The selection and deliberation process is strictly confidential. However, PPALM and its designees or representatives have no obligation to treat the nomination submission or any part thereof as “confidential material.”

6.          If you’re nominating a person other than yourself, you attest that you have that person’s consent to be nominated by you, and that you have his/her full authorization to submit information and documentation about him/her.

7.          By nominating yourself or an individual other than yourself, you authorize us to use the documentation and materials you submit, including but not limited to, your name or the name of your nominee, in connection with the Mentorship Award.

8.          Nomination submissions that do not comply with the requirements listed above will be automatically rejected and disqualified from further consideration.


Subject to the requirements outlined above, the following eligibility requirements apply:

1.          The nominee must be an individual; groups or entities are not eligible.

2.          The nominee must be a living person.

3.          The nominee need not be a past or current member of PPALM.

4.          The nomination is open to all without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual identity or sexual preference, creed/religious belief, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, and political affiliation.

5.          The nominee, if chosen as the Mentorship Awardee, must be able to attend the award ceremony, which will be held on October 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the PPALM Annual Membership Meeting and Reception (the “PPALM Annual Event”).  The Mentorship Awardee may designate a representative to receive the award on his/her behalf if he/she is unable to attend the ceremony for legitimate reasons.  The Mentorship Awardee or his/her designee must finance his/her trip.


Complete nominations (see “Nomination Procedure” above) must be received by the Nominations Committee by 5 PM EST on or before JULY 31, 2017.


Nominations will be reviewed initially by the Nominations Committee. The eventual Mentorship Awardee will be selected jointly by the PPALM Board of Directors (the “Board”) and the Nakamoto Foundation, a PPALM sustaining corporate sponsor. If necessary, the Board and the Nakamoto Foundation may interview the finalists. The decision of the PPALM BoD and the Nakamoto Foundation is final and nonappealable. The deliberation process is strictly confidential and will not be shared with the public.


The Excellence in Mentorship Awardee will be publicly recognized at the PPALM Annual Event.  He/she will receive a fully inscribed trophy and a fully paid one-year membership in PPALM.


PPALM intends to announce the Mentorship Awardee reasonably in advance of the PPALM Annual Event to enable the Mentorship Awardee to make the appropriate travel arrangements, if necessary.


We have attempted to provide you with all the information that you will need to participate in the nominations process. If you need additional information or have any questions, please send an email to the Nominations Committee at NominationsCommittee@ppalm.org. Because PPALM is staffed by volunteers, please carefully review this document before contacting the Nominations Committee for additional information. We thank you for your interest and participation.


The Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of U.S. military and civilian leaders committed to serving the nation by providing leadership, mentoring, education, and fellowship opportunities to professionals in the United States and beyond. PPALM is headed by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (U.S. Army, Retired). PPALM is a non-stock, non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as a public charity under applicable IRS regulations.


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