The Fischer-Smith Legacy award honors the generosity of a person or organization for financial contributions and volunteerism that demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility. Ideally, the recipient of this prestigious award will have encouraged others to have a philanthropic heart for the community.

Nomination & Selection Process

Nomination Process

  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Nominees will receive a letter from the Southeast Health Foundation upon receipt of the nomination.
    • Letter will include information about the nomination and the selection process.
  • Recipients will be selected by a panel comprised of the Southeast Health Foundation’s Executive Committee and a representative apiece from the Fischer and Smith families.
  • Recipients will be notified by letter prior to the public announcement.
  • Award nominations and supporting materials must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023. Mail or submit nominations and materials to the Southeast Health Foundation, 1922 Fairview Ave., Dothan, Alabama 36301 or email to

All nominations will be considered in the year submitted, plus the following year.

Selection Process

  • The selection panel will review and score all nominations according to the criteria.
    • Nominee Narrative (500 word max, 0 – 75 points)
    • One letter of support (not authored by the nominator, 0-10 points)
    • Second letter of support (not authored by the nominator, 0-10 point)
    • Additional supporting documents (0-5 points)


Selection Timeline

  • The committee will review and score nominations the first week of April. The executive committee will meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. to score nominations.
    • Family will be invited to attend this Executive Committee meeting.
    • Southeast Health Foundation will notify the nominees of the results via letter by April 28, 2023.
    • Public announcement of recipient by May 1, 2023
    • Marketing will begin May 1, 2023

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