In 1995, the Harry T. Eidson Founders Award was established to honor the memory of ASPPA’s founder, Harry T. Eidson, FSPA, CPC. Eidson was the initial inspiration behind the formation of ASPPA in 1966. He firmly believed in the importance of a private pension system for the United States and was committed to building an organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing such a system. Each year, one or two individuals may be honored for this award.
There are two award recipient categories - one award may be presented to an ASPPA member and one may be presented to someone outside of ASPPA. Both awards acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to ASPPA and/or to the private pension system. Each year, the Leadership Council selects the award recipients from the list of nominees, assuming there are deserving candidates. Nominations for the award are sought from those working in the pension industry as well as from the ASPPA membership.
We encourage you to take the time and nominate a worthy candidate for either of these two prestigious award categories. Anyone who knows of eligible candidates may submit nominations for these awards.
- The contribution must be consistent with the ASPPA mission statement and should have a lasting, positive influence on ASPPA or the private pension system.
- The contribution may be current, one that spanned many years, or one made years ago from which ASPPA or the private pension system benefits today.
- The contribution should be a result of time devoted above and beyond reasonable expectations and not a result of time spent primarily for personal gain.
- The contribution may have been made and/or recognized on a national or regional level; however publicity is not a criterion.