CHICAGO, March 10, 2017 – The Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP) announced their inaugural awards to be presented during the 2017 Annual ACAP Conference & Gala Award Dinner in Chicago on May 12th, 2017.
The ACAP Awards will recognize individuals who have excelled in their professions and made significant contributions to the Croatian-American community. They have demonstrated leadership and service, which has positively impacted and inspired our community.
“ACAP is committed to the advancement of Croatian-Americans in their professional careers,” said ACAP President Marko Zoretic. “Honoring these individuals will foster the growth of a strong Croatian-American professional community.”
The ACAP Award for Professional Excellence recognizes an ACAP member who has excelled in their profession and made an outstanding contribution to the Croatian-American community.
The ACAP Rising Star Award recognizes an ACAP member under 40 who has excelled in their profession and made an outstanding contribution to the Croatian-American community.
The ACAP Student of the Year Award recognizes an ACAP student member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Croatian-American community.
The ACAP Award for Member Achievement recognizes an ACAP member who has made a significant contribution to the Association of Croatian-American Professionals.
The ACAP Honorary Award was created to recognize a person of Croatian descent who during their lifetime has made significant and sustained contributions to the Croatian-American community.
The ACAP “Friend of Croatia” Award recognizes a non-Croatian who has made significant contributions to the Croatian-American community.
Completed nominations for the awards are due by April 7th, 2017. For additional information and instructions on how to nominate someone, visit https://www.acap2017.com/awards. The awards will be presented during the Gala Awards Dinner of the 2nd Annual ACAP Conference in Chicago in May. The theme of this year’s conference is Empowering Croatian-Americans to Expand Network and Outreach.
“These awards provide ACAP with an opportunity to recognize and celebrate Croatian-American professionals who will inspire the next generation to excel in their careers and businesses,” says ACAP Treasurer and Chicago Conference Chair Maria Sentic. “Through this effort, as well as others currently underway, we hope to highlight and support individuals that are positively impacting our Croatian-American community.”
The Association of Croatian American Professionals brings together professionals, business leaders, academics, students and community organizers. Our mission is to foster leadership, collaboration and to promote the advancement of issues relevant to the Croatian-American community. ACAP is a non-profit 501c (6). For more information about becoming a member, please visit www.croampro.com.