ACBI looking for award nominations

Soon we will hold our joint state convention with ACB of Ohio and we’d like to see if anyone has any nominations for the awards listed below. If you have a nomination that meets the criteria, please let one of our ACBI board members know by October 11. It’s not necessary to have award recipients every year, only when someone qualifies.

Hofstetter Award

The Hofstetter Award is one of ACBI’s most prestigious awards and honors sighted individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to Indiana’s residents who are blind or visually impaired.

The award is named after Dr. Henry W. Hofstetter (1914-2002), international lecturer, author, founding director of Indiana University’s Optometry program, Past President of the American Optometry Association, member of the National Optometry Hall of Fame and past member of ACBI.

The Hofstetter Award is bestowed upon deserving individuals who have made an exceptional life time contribution to blind and visually impaired citizens of Indiana. Anyone may nominate someone for this award by contacting an ACBI officer. The ACBI board of Directors review nominations and determine eligibility.

Patricia “Pat” Price Award

The Patricia Price Award was established by ACBI in 1996, to be given to a blind or visually impaired individual who has done much to enhance the lives of Hoosiers who are blind or visually impaired. Pat, a founding member of ACBI, received the first award. It may be given each year if there is a deserving candidate. Pat Price died in 2009.