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.

Nominations are now closed.

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.


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