Carole Weishaar Founder’s Award Nomination
Carole Weishaar Founder’s Award
For the Outstanding Recipient
In the Field of
Cancer Education, Prevention, Treatment and Support Services
Nomination Form Guidelines
Carole Weishaar was the founder and first President of The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona, originally a
project of the Soroptimist International of the San Tans. DCFA later became a stand-alone foundation to
enable the organization to establish IRS 501c-3 status. Carole and her team wrote the original Bylaws and
Articles of Incorporation. She led the group in a community needs assessment, and a mission statement was
developed as a result: “To provide cancer education, access to life-saving screenings and to secure treatment
resources for the uninsured in Arizona.”
Carole encouraged the establishment of an endowment to ensure future resources, and she led many of the
fund raising efforts necessary to provide services for DCFA’s uninsured constituents. She wrote many grants
which provided monies for office infrastructure, mammogram, prostate and skin cancer screenings. A cancer
survivor herself, Carole stressed the importance of education, prevention and wellness and led the charge in
providing educational materials to participants in DCFA screenings and at community events. She served the
DCFA in leadership roles for more than fifteen years.
The Founder’s Award is dedicated to Carole Weishaar for her passion, her leadership, her commitment, and
her long-term service to The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona and its mission.
Specific Criteria Include: (Not all are required, but all will be considered)
- Distinguished service to The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona and its mission.
- Long-term, passionate commitment to the DCFA (at least ten years)
- Extraordinary achievement as a DCFA Board Member, Volunteer or Advisor
- Exceptional financial support for DCFA projects
- Significant contributions in developing educational materials consistent with the mission of The DCFA
- Inspiring, motivating and recruiting others to join in the work of The DCFA
- Dedication to active collaboration with other healthcare organizations
- Actively promoting and marketing the cause of The DCFA
- Directly impacting the quality of life for the uninsured and under-insured through DCFA work
Please read and follow the instructions carefully. The Selection Committee will expect strict adherence to
these guidelines and procedures. Their decision is final. All information and supplementary information
becomes the property of the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona and cannot be returned.
NOMINATION FORM and SELECTION PROCEDURE
The nomination application must be completed in full. All nominee and nominator information must be
included. Do not enclose the application in a folder or binder. Any individual or group may nominate one or
- You may answer questions on a computer-generated duplicate or photocopied form.
- Answer all questions. Be concise and thorough.
- Focus on nominee’s area(s) of greatest impact and innovation in the community.
- Provide sufficient background information. Selection committee may know little, if anything,
about your nominee and his or her work to further the mission of the DCFA.
- Attach additional pages as needed. Answers continued on attached pages should include
the nominee’s name. Please restate the entire question being answered.
- You may provide any supporting information you think will assist the selection committee.
Supplemental information should support, not restate what has already been written.
- The committee will verify all information provided.
The honoree will be presented with a commemorative award and a DCFA screening will be held in his/her
honor. To receive this award, the honoree is required to be present at the annual luncheon held on October