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Hasbrook Award 2016

Bosma Enterprises - 6/8/2016 12:41:26 PM

Nominations now being accepted for the 2016 Hasbrook Award! Nominate someone who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to helping people with disabilities and join us at the Indiana Roof Ballroom for this exciting event.

Bosma Enterprises is seeking nominations of individuals who have shown a strong commitment to helping people who are disabled reach their full potential for the 2016 Thomas C. Hasbrook Award.  

Every November, Bosma Enterprises recognizes an outstanding individual 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. 

To nominate someone, please send an email to me at Along with your nominee's name, 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, 2016.

The Hasbrook Award recipient will be honored at the Thomas C. Hasbrook Award Luncheon, which will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Downtown Indianapolis. The Luncheon is hosted 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.