2017 Thomas Dooley Award Nomination

dooley-and-childrenThe Thomas A. Dooley Award honors individuals who, through their faith-based background, have demonstrated personal courage, compassion and commitment to advance the human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. The award is named for the gay, former Notre Dame student who achieved world fame in the 1950s for his humanitarian activities while serving in the Navy in Southeast Asia, and even greater fame when he continued his humanitarian work as an American “jungle doctor” in Laos subsequent to his undesirable discharge from the Navy.

The board is currently seeking nominations from GALA ND/SMC members. To nominate an individual, fill out the form below.  For information on prior award recipients, go to:  Dooley Award Recipients.

The award winner will be announced at a dinner/award ceremony in April 2017 (date & location TBD).

Please submit all nominations by Sunday November 30th, 2016. If you have questions, or to submit the nomination, reach out to Jack Bergen GALA ND/SMC Chair at jack.bergen@yahoo.com.

2017 Dooley Nomination Form