2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame nominations are due August 15

Help CDF identify the 2021 inductees to the Cooperative Hall of Fame by submitting your nominations by August 15.

The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame. Nominations can be made by going to and must be submitted by August 15, 2020.

Induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame is the cooperative community’s highest honor and is reserved for outstanding co-op leaders whose contributions to the movement are genuinely heroic.

Candidates are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Statesmanship¬†Demonstrated innovation, personal commitment, leadership and vision beyond the professional competence and requirement of the position in which he or she served the cooperative sector;
  • Lasting Achievement¬†Achieved identifiable and lasting change to improve and promote cooperatives;
  • Cooperative Advancement¬†Inspired and persuaded others to act to advance the cooperative system;
  • Recognition¬†Recognized for work relating to cooperatives at the local, regional, national, or international level.

Nominations are reviewed by a Screening Committee to ensure that all applications meet the nominating criteria. A Selection Committee representing a cross section of cooperative sectors meets in October to review and discuss the nominations and recommend up to four individuals for induction.

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