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.

2024 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 22, 2024. Mail or submit nominations and materials to the Southeast Health Foundation, 1922 Fairview Ave., Dothan, Alabama 36301 or email to [email protected].

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 2024. The executive committee will meet on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 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 26, 2024.
    • Public announcement of recipient by May 1, 2024
    • Marketing will begin May 1, 2024

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