Membership Awards
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Allan J. McDonald International Entrepreneur Award

Established by the Class of 1987 to commemorate Allan J. McDonald’s international entrepreneurial accomplishments and support of SIBF. The award is presented annually at the Summit to a Fellow who has demonstrated outstanding international entrepreneurial effort during the previous year.

2019 Awardee:  John Irvine (GA, '12)

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James D. Cockman Humanitarian Award

Presented annually at the Summit to a Fellow who has made extraordinary contributions to a philanthropic initiative, demonstrating a strong commitment to an organization whose primary mission is improving the lives of those in need. Established in honor of 1992 class member Jim Cockman, known for his generous spirit and dedication to local and national community projects.

2019 Awardees:  Susan & Luke Simons (TN, '88)

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Spirit of SIBF Award

Recognizes a member who has spearheaded an innovative program or other special effort. Through personal initiative and effective use of SIBF’s network, this individual has delivered outstanding results and raised the bar for other members who oversee SIBF projects.

2019 Awardees: Rakesh Vaidyanathan (CA, '05)

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Mentor Award

Recognizes a long-standing SIBF member who has accepted indirect or unofficial leadership roles in order to support leadership. SIBF mentors are vital to our success, providing the voice of experience and the extended circle of acquaintance that is often critical to the success of new leaders.

2019 Awardee: Dan Ciprari (GA, '09)

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Newcomer Award

Recognizes emerging leadership in the newest class (i.e. 2018), which is crucial to a governance structure where key volunteer positions rotate frequently. This award honors a member from the most recently inducted class who exhibits strong leadership skills and dedication to the Society very early in their membership.

2019 Awardee: Kareem Dabbous (TX, '18)

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