Awards

2014 Nominations Form: Tiger Bay Nominations_Form_14.pdf

The Benjamin Franklin Award

PURPOSE: To stimulate, encourage and recognize exemplary public leadership by selecting those persons who, through public appointed or elected service, have exhibited extraordinary integrity, courage and achievement.  (This is not an award for volunteer service outside the political arena.)

ELIGIBILITY: An award to be presented to an elected official or appointed public figure, past or present, anywhere in Florida, including partisan and non-partisan officials.  Applicants may also include other individuals such as writers, academics and leaders of political organizations, who have consistently and profoundly influenced public policy in Florida. 
Previous Ben Franklin Award winners, and current members of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Board of Directors are not eligible.

Click here for a list of past recipients.

Susan B. Anthony Grassroots Award

PURPOSE: This is an occasional award in that it is not necessarily an annual award.  The purpose of the award is to honor someone whose grassroots efforts have made a singular contribution to public policy, either by way of having had a beneficial effect on a public issue(s) or by contributing to a broader understanding of public affairs.

ELIGIBILITY: The person so honored cannot be an elected or appointed office holder or a paid lobbyist, or a member of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Board of Directors.  Also it should be noted that the nominee will only receive consideration if said contribution was totally unrelated to their business or occupation.

Thomas Paine Common Sense Award

PURPOSE: To stimulate, encourage, and recognize lengthy and exemplary public service by selecting those persons who have exhibited extraordinary integrity, courage and achievement.  This is an occasional award and not necessarily an annual award. 

ELIGIBILITY: Any individual, anywhere in Florida who is not a current member of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Board of Directors.  While a nominee may have served as a public elected or appointed official, their main contribution should not be through this service.

Posted: 02/18/2011

The 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

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Bob Dillinger was surprised with the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Distinguished Leadership award at the February 9th Annual Event held at the St. Petersburg Marriott.  The recipient of the Award was kept a closely guarded secret until the reading of the biographical information gave it away.  The Award presentation kicked-off the evening featuring guest speaker John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent with CNBC.  Mr. Dillinger accepted the Award to a standing ovation crowd of over  200 Tigers.   

 

 

Posted: 02/01/2010

The 2008 Ben Franklin Award

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The 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award was presented on January 25, 2010 to Chuck Rainey.

The Benjamin Franklin bust is custom made exclusively for STBC by local sculptor Steve Dickey.

Posted: 12/12/2008

The 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award

The 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award was presented on December 12, 2008 to Betty Castor.

The Benjamin Franklin bust is custom made exclusively for STBC by local sculptor Steve Dickey.

Posted: 03/14/2006

The Grassroots Award

The Grassroots Award was most recently presented to Emily Rogers Coeyman on March 14, 2006.

Presented on an occasional basis, the Grassroots Award is given to a citizen whose grassroots efforts have made a singular contribution to public policy, either by way of having had a beneficial effect on a public issue, or issues, or by contributing to a broader understanding of public affairs.

Emily Coeyman (right) shows off the Grassroots Award with former STBC Board member Rob Eschenfelder (L), who nominated her for the award.

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