LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2022) — Do you work with someone who provides outstanding service to support philanthropy or alumni relations efforts?
Have you seen the dedication of a colleague who, every day, demonstrates excellent work performance and success?
Do you know of a campus leader who, although not a philanthropy or alumni relations staff member, is a strong advocate for these efforts?
The University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Terry B. Mobley Awards. The awards reward staff members and volunteers who have made substantial, impactful contributions to the university’s philanthropic mission.
Faculty and staff from across the UK campus and UK HealthCare are eligible to nominate and to receive the Mobley Awards. Nomination forms can be found here. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.
The following awards will be presented at the Terry B. Mobley Awards ceremony on Dec. 6:
- The Front Line Award is presented to a UK Philanthropy, UK Alumni Association or other support staff member to recognize outstanding performance in support of philanthropy efforts at the university.
- The Rising Achievement Award is presented to a professional staff member who has UK Philanthropy, UK Alumni Association or college/unit philanthropy or alumni relations tenure of fewer than five years, and who demonstrates excellent work performance, significant success and potential of further outstanding achievement and impact as a philanthropy or alumni professional.
- The Professional Achievement Award is presented to a professional staff member who has UK Philanthropy, UK Alumni Association or college/unit philanthropy or alumni relations tenure of five or more years, and who consistently demonstrates excellent work performance and has achieved significant success and impact as a philanthropy or alumni professional.
- The Philanthropy Service Award is presented to a UK senior professional, administrator, faculty member or volunteer who has demonstrated extraordinary support for the philanthropy effort at the university, is a strong advocate for philanthropy and is not a full-time UK Philanthropy or UK Alumni Association professional.
The Mobley Awards are designed to honor Terry Mobley’s distinguished advancement career. A former basketball player who played under Adolph Rupp, Mobley returned to his alma mater in 1977 and used his connections to grow the university’s fundraising from $3 million annually to about $61 million. The awards program has honored more than 70 individuals since its inception.
As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.
In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.