The Erinn Phelan Award, instituted in 2011, is granted to the delegate at BUSUN who demonstrates the greatest commitment to the empowerment of women.
This very special award is given in honor of Erinn Phelan, a former BUSUN Secretary-General. Erinn was working as a coordinator in Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Civic Corps when she was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. She was at that time accompanied by her close friend, Alma Guerrero, who is also a former BUSUN Secretary-General.
BUSUN would like to honor these women and hopes that the award will serve to motivate all delegates to deepen their awareness of and commitment to women's empowerment.
The Erinn Phelan Award is presented to the delegate that best embodies the following qualities: visionary leadership, dedication, and unwavering commitment to service. Award selection will be based on the following criteria:
- All interested delegates will be asked to submit a resume.
- Applicants will also be asked to submit a short response to a specific prompt that will be released in advance of conference weekend.
Both of these documents will be submitted to email@example.com.
Applicants reaching the next round will be offered a 15-minute interview with the
Secretaries-General during BUSUN weekend. The Secretaries-General will also consult with committee
chairs to review candidates' position papers and performance in committee.
The winner of this award will be announced at closing ceremonies and will receive $500 to be donated to the 501(c)(3) charitable organization of their choice.