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The Elizabeth "Clay" Smith Humanitarian Award Nomination Form

A humanitarian is one who gives of him/herself regardless of compensation; provides services without expectation of remuneration; provides services to all equally, impartially, cooperatively and neutrally; embraces common moral decencies such as altruism, integrity, freedom, justice, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility and compassion; respects and embraces human diversity; and improves the lives of those in need through selfless, courageous, creative and compassionate acts.


The Elizabeth ‘Clay’ Smith Humanitarian Award honors a human resources professional who promotes well-being, respect and dignity within their community, while striving to make a lasting difference and to encourage others to do the same.  In so doing, this professional exemplifies compassion, courage and professionalism in the practice of human resources as well as in their personal lives.



Nominees must be an active member in good standing with their local SHRM-affiliated Chapter, and have demonstrated an exemplary and outstanding commitment to serving those in their local community. Nominees may be living or deceased.


One award will be given out.  The winning individual will be presented with an award at the NCSHRM State Conference, and a $500 contribution will be made on his/her behalf to the winner’s charity of choice (more information will be given to the winner following the awards presentation).  Charity information will be gathered after announcement of finalist to be announced along with the award presentation.




To nominate an individual for consideration of this prestigious award, please complete the nomination form online and include information about the nominee that would support the primary criteria for the award.  Deadline for submissions in May 31st.