Breslau Award

Award named for Alan Breslau, Phoenix Society founder, and his wife Delwyn.The Breslau Award, named for Alan Breslau, Phoenix Society founder, and his wife Delwyn, is the highest distinction The Phoenix Society can bestow. This award honors a Phoenix Society member who has, through a collaborative spirit, significantly enhanced the ability of The Phoenix Society to fulfill its mission of peer support, education, and advocacy. By virtue of their character, integrity and the service they provide to those impacted by a burn injury this person has enhanced the burn community at large. The inaugural award was awarded at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2002 to Alan & Delwyn Breslau.

Selection Process

The Phoenix Society Board of Directors solicits nominations for the award from all Phoenix Society members, former award recipients, and other members of the burn community. A committee made up of members of the Society’s board and past recipients reviews the materials submitted for each candidate and selects the person whose achievements and contributions most closely fit the criteria and who are deemed most deserving of recognition. The name of the person selected is then recommended to the Society’s Board of Directors and the Society’s Executive Director for action.

The deliberations of the award committee and the board are kept confidential. The individual chosen to receive the Breslau Award will be honored during Phoenix World Burn Congress at the closing ceremony or at another appropriate time. Those employed by the Phoenix Society or who are voting members of the board of directors are not eligible for this award.

Submit a Nomination

If you know someone who deserves the consideration for the Breslau Award, please review this information and submit your nomination. Your nomination should include:

  • Your name and address and that of your nominee and his/her supporters
  • Your letter of nomination giving a detailed explanation of why your nominee should be considered for the award
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae or resume (if appropriate and available), plus any other information you feel will be relevant to the committee’s decision
  • Letters of support (optional) from others who know your nominee and of his /her accomplishments

Please submit nominations to:

Amy Acton
Executive Director
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
1835 RW Berends Dr SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49519