By Tara Guastella
The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, are the largest social impact awards ceremony in the U.S., for the fifth year recognizing champions of social progress. I am thrilled to report that our Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) has been nominated for a CLASSY award and has been chosen as a Top 5 nominee in the Health Services: Non-Communicable Diseases category!
CLASSY Award nominees must complete a thorough application process that includes detailed information about the social problem the program is addressing and how the program is making strides for monumental change. Delivering a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus has been and continues to be a top priority at HHF. Now the HRP is being recognized for the contribution we will make to bettering the lives of nearly 50 million Americans with hearing loss and tinnitus through this research.
AOL compares the CLASSYs to the Oscars and we couldn’t be happier to have the HRP receive this type of recognition in the national philanthropy arena. We are so honored to have the HRP highlighted alongside other incredibly inspiring organizations driving social change not only in health services but in all social service categories.
The CLASSY Awards weekend will be held in San Diego, where the award finalists will be announced. The weekend in early May also brings together leaders from across the social sector in a setting that drives collaboration around solving social problems. Team members from HHF will be in attendance at the awards weekend, and we look forward to sharing news about the outcome of the awards race.