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A Night at the Awards


Join us in honoring the recipients of the prestigious NASW and NASW Foundation Awards, recognizing individuals whose work has left an imprint in social work leadership, policy advocacy and social change. 

Enjoy an evening of music, fun, food as we honor these amazing award recipients and celebrate 65 years of NASW and its members in all that they do for the profession. 

Tickets: $75 Purchase Night at the Awards tickets here.

Award Recipients

NASW Foundation Awards

Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award
Patricia Martin-O’Meally, MSW, LICSW, BCD, CPM (MD)

The Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award
Erin Merryn, MSW (IL) 

International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award
The Clarence and Diana Ming Chan Family (CA) 

NASW National Awards

National Social Worker of The Year
Zander Keig, LCSW (FL, formerly CA) 

Lifetime Achievement
Iris Carlton-LaNey, PhD (NC)

Emerging Social Work Leader 
Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, CTTS (PA) 

Public Citizen of The Year
Lorraine Garcia, Program Director, LAPD Hollenbeck PAL Program (CA) 

Public Elected Official of The Year
Representative Michael Schlossberg, Lehigh County, PA