PVA Awards Nominations

The PVA Awards honor innovators and influencers who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for all veterans and people living with disabilities. Winners will be recognized at our annual PVA Gala.

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominees must be a company or organization, or an individual, as dictated in the award description (self-nominations accepted).
  • Nominator must provide full contact info for themselves and the nominee.
  • At least one representative from the nominated company or organization must be present at the PVA Gala on September 24, 2019, at the MGM National Harbor.
  • Nominations are due Monday, July 8, 2019.

Award Categories

The PVA Disability Civil Rights Award recognizes a company or organization whose core values include promoting and protecting employees’ and disabled veterans’ civil rights to the fullest extent, whether inside or outside of the company/organization. Whether it’s adopting accessibility best practices, welcoming service animals, or designating shelter-in-place rooms ­­— reasonable accommodations are fully integrated into their culture and operations.

The PVA Employment Award is given to a company or organization whose commitment to diversity and inclusion involves providing outstanding, meaningful employment opportunities for veterans and transitioning service members, military spouses and caregivers, or people with disabilities. This award recognizes employers who deeply understand the value the veteran and disability communities bring to the workforce and who are committed to serving these underserved populations. These groups take extraordinary measures to not only recruit and retain veterans and people with disabilities, but also develop their exceptional talent to meet their long-term goals.

The PVA Social Progress Award is awarded to a noteworthy individual whose philanthropic efforts have made a significant and measurable impact on the well-being of veterans, people with disabilities, or their families and caregivers. This award honors a celebrity, businessperson, or politician who has leveraged his or her influence and resources to improve how America serves these underserved groups. Because of their vision and commitment to action, our society is more inclusive of veterans and people with disabilities.

Ready to Nominate?

Please complete the form below by July 8, 2019.
Nominator Contact Information​:
Nominee Contact Information:    


Please contact galaawards@pva.org.