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2015 Hasbrook nominations

Bosma Enterprises - 6/19/2015 4:09:26 PM

Bosma Enterprises is seeking nominations of individuals who have shown a strong commitment to helping individuals who are disabled reach their full potential for the 2015 Thomas C. Hasbrook Award.

Nominate for the 2015 Thomas C. Hasbrook Award

As you are all aware, Bosma Enterprises, is a company that works tirelessly to create opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Toward that end, every November for the past 18 years, Bosma Enterprises has recognized an outstanding individual and an outstanding organization or business that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to supporting people with disabilities. The Thomas C. Hasbrook Award has become a cherished honor held by a select few who work tirelessly to make Indiana a community that supports all its citizens. Today I am asking for your assistance in selecting the 2015 Thomas C. Hasbrook Award recipient. Please reply to this email to nominate a deserving individual, organization, or business. Along with your nomination, please indicate the reasons why you believe the candidate to be appropriate for the award.
  • The nominee must exemplify a strong community service orientation.
  • Through advocacy, leadership, program development, or community service, the honoree will have assisted individuals who are disabled to realize their potential.
  • Please return nominations by July 1, 2015.

The Hasbrook Award recipient will be honored at the 19th Annual Thomas C. Hasbrook Award Luncheon, which will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at historic Union Station in downtown Indianapolis. The Luncheon is sponsored by the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, whose mission is to support rehabilitation, education, training, and employment services offered by Bosma Enterprises that create opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.

The Thomas C. Hasbrook Award is presented annually in honor of Thomas Hasbrook, who was a beloved advocate for people in Indiana who are disabled. Tom lost his sight in World War II, but that did not stop him from achieving great things. The father of six children, Tom worked at Eli Lilly, served as a Deputy Mayor under Richard Lugar, and was very involved in his community. Mr. Hasbrook served on numerous Boards of not-for-profit organizations, including the Star Fund of the Central Indiana Newspapers Foundation, the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation, Easter Seals Crossroads, Central Indiana Radio Reading Service, the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Bosma Industries for the Blind, as one of the charter board members.

Please submit your nomination via email to Be sure to include the individuals full name and a narrative on how this person fulfills the nomination criteria and why they should be the next Hasbrook Award recipient. 

I look forward to receiving your nomination. If you have questions about the nomination process or the Thomas C. Hasbrook Award Luncheon, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Heather Quigley-Allen
Executive Director, The Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation