"25 Under 35" Award Program Nomination Form

Saint Joseph Academy, rooted in the spirituality of the Congregation of St. Joseph, fosters unifying relationships with God and all creation, empowers each young woman to achieve academic excellence, and inspires a life of compassionate leadership and service in a global society.

Saint Joseph Academy’s 25 Under 35 awards program celebrates the Academy’s alumnae who are under 35 years of age and are making a difference in their communities.  Established in honor of Saint Joseph Academy’s 125th birthday, this event celebrates our alumnae for living out the mission of the Academy and embodying the character of a Saint Joseph Academy graduate in their personal and professional endeavors.

Candidates are either nominated by their peers or self-nominated. An independent committee of Cleveland’s female leaders will rank and select nominees based on their achievements, as well as social, philanthropic and community involvement.

Nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2020.

The 6th Annual 25 Under 35 Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Saint Joseph Academy.

Nominees must be under 35 years of age as of June 20, 2020.
Name of Nominee
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The Character of a Saint Joseph Academy Graduate
In the tradition of the Congregation of St. Joseph, the graduate of Saint Joseph Academy is a woman who lives Unifying Love through Empathetic Justice, Service to the Dear Neighbor without Distinction, Personal Integrity and Emerging Wisdom.
Unifying Love: Nourished by prayer, scripture and the sacraments, she exhibits inclusivity, mutuality and oneness in relationships with God, others and Earth.
Empathetic Justice: Devoted to doing justice with compassion and respect for others, she works for systemic change to bring about global equality.
Service to the Dear Neighbor without Distinction: Recognizing relationship as the primary service, she makes herself vulnerable in meeting the unmet needs of others.
Personal Integrity: Valuing the wellness of body, mind and spirit, she discovers and owns her unique gifts and skills, claims her leadership ability and moves forward with confidence, courage, honesty, and initiative.
Emerging Wisdom: Enlightened by intellectual curiosity, discernment and openness, she thinks critically, reflects regularly, broadens her perspectives, and embraces the challenges of new ideas.
Please answer the following questions in 250 words or less:
Please submit this form and supporting materials no later than February 28, 2020.
Questions? Please contact Alumnae Director Allison Busser '04 at abusser@sja1890.org.