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Certificate of Appreciation

Established in 1979


The Board of Directors of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) seeks to recognize the outstanding service of those external to the Foundation who have contributed significantly to the fulfillment of the Foundation's mission, goals and objectives.


  • Any individual, agency, business or other institution.
  • May not be a current voting member of the AOTF Board of Directors.

Nomination Procedures

  • Send four (4) copies of a letter of nomination, summarizing contributions as they relate to the purpose and criteria for selection of the Certificate of Appreciation, to the AOTF office by the established deadline.
  • Include as an addendum to the letter, a short paragraph of no more than 100 words to appear in professional publications citing the nominee's contributions.
  • Send four (4) copies of the candidate's curriculum vitae (if appropriate) to accompany the letter of nomination.
  • A hi-resolution (300 dpi or greater) photograph.
  • Deadline for receipt of 2016 nominations for awards to be given at the AOTA 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition is November 8, 2015.
  • Address nominations to the Chair of the AOTF Awards of Recognition Committee at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449 or you may email your nomination to Jeanne Cooper at

Criteria for Selection

Demonstration of consistent and significant contributions to the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.