The nomination period for the 2016 Angel Awards has closed. We will announce 2016 honorees by August 2016.
In communities throughout Louisiana, some children lack guidance, safety, academic enrichment or other supportive elements that prepare them for healthy living. But many of these children are benefiting from extraordinary volunteer efforts to improve their quality of life.
Since 1995, our Foundation has recognized more than 100 of these outstanding volunteers with our annual Angel Award. Through this program, we aim to increase awareness of children’s needs throughout the state and provide much-needed resources to help them — in the form of a $20,000 grant for each Angel’s nonprofit charity.
Past honorees, ranging in age from 17 to 93, have been coaches, teachers, clergy, doctors, homemakers, entrepreneurs and others. What they have in common is an unselfish contribution of time and energy to improve the welfare of Louisiana children.
How it works
Each year, we receive Angel Award nominations from throughout Louisiana, and a panel of past Angels, called “Wings,” selects up to eight winners. We present the grants at special events in honorees’ local communities, and we celebrate the honorees at a special ceremony in the fall.
Each year, we also recognize one Blue Cross employee — called the Blue Angel — who goes the distance for Louisiana’s children.
Angel Award winners are chosen based on their efforts to enhance any part of a child’s life — physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Volunteer efforts may be through churches, civic organizations, schools or individual service work.