Madelyn Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

In 1996, Madelyn Levitt, a member of the University's Board of Trustees, established a special award to recognize outstanding contributions of Drake faculty and staff to the Drake community. Recipients are chosen on the following criteria:

  • demonstrated personal commitment to volunteerism and community service
  • an outstanding record of leadership or substantial involvement in community projects, services and activities contributing to the quality of life in our region, state, and/or the nation
  • professional and personal values and behavior that typify the ideals of "giving back to others" and "making a difference in the lives of others"

For more details about the award, and instructions for nominating individuals go to

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