STAR Awards 2013
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 22, 2013
The 2013 STAR Awards Application opened on April 1 and will close on April 22.
Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013STARRR to access the 2013 application.
To prepare your application, please go to the STAR Search/ STAR Awards section of the website where you find a news release and application guidelines. You also will want to look at previous STAR Search/Awards reports for information on applications and STAR Award winners.
STAR Award Applications
This year, the Beverly Foundation of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ride Connection of Portland, Oregon are partnering to undertake the 2013 STAR Award program. The STAR Awards online application will open on April 1, and close on April 22. To prepare for submitting an application, it will be helpful to access previous STAR Awards reports, by clicking here. If you have any questions about the application process, please email Cora Potter: email@example.com.
The Beverly Foundation
The Beverly Foundation’s mission is to foster new ideas and options to enhance mobility and transportation for today’s and tomorrow’s older adults. We are a pioneer in identifying, documenting, and preparing informational and technical materials on transportation options for older adults.
The Foundation’s STAR Awards
2012 was the 13th year the Beverly Foundation has conducted an annual STAR Awards program. To date, almost 1,600 unduplicated applications have been received, and 133 STAR Awards which total more than $600,000 have been conveyed to 115 organizations in 40 states. In 2012, the Foundation received 378 applications for awards from senior transportation programs in 48 states. Applicants served 426,653 senior passengers, took them a total of 55,000,000 miles, were in operation for an average of 22 years, and involved 22,320 drivers and 19,820 vehicles. 63% of the applicants included volunteer drivers who provided a total of 2 million volunteer hours which approximated a dollar contribution of $42,974,630. STAR Awards totaling $180,000 were made to 18 senior applicants in 15 states.2013
Beverly Foundation Resources
The Foundation’s website contains informational, technical, and resource materials, most of which address senior transportation options. Included are fact sheets, brochures, reports, white papers, and workbooks. Most of the materials are introduced by an abstract which is linked to the full publication. Volunteer Driver Programs Although the Foundation’s database includes many types of transportation services, almost 1,000 of the entries include volunteer drivers. Many of the materials related to volunteer driver programs and volunteer drivers are included in Volunteer Driver Programs and Map of STPs in America sectors of the website.