Recovery Awards Dinner

An annual event to highlight leaders advancing recovery across the globe. 

Awarding Recovery Changemakers

Each year, Foundation for Recovery holds the annual Recovery Awards Dinner.  This event honors those who have made significant contributions to the recovery community, while raising funds for recovery-focused programs and services. The public is invited to attend and nominate a community member who has gone above and beyond to support the recovery community.

Together as a Community

Businesses, families, friends, policy makers, and educators. Each year we come together as a community to support recovery.

Five Award Categories

Each award category honors those that have made significant contributions to recovery. Each awardee is selected through a community nomination.

Held Annually

Each year we celebrate the recovery champions of our community.

The Award Categories

BOB GRAY COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD

The recipient of this award has proven to be an outstanding individual or organization that is supportive of addiction and mental health recovery and has consistently served the greater good of the community.

Past Awardees

2019

2018

2017

2016

STEVE SIGMAN RECOVERY AWARENESS AWARD

The recipient of this award has proven their commitment to bringing the stories of recovery to the public at large, and/or their ongoing support of reducing the stigma associated with addiction and mental health challenges.  Nominations of individuals in the recovery community with a high public profile (celebrities and/or politicians – an easily recognizable name) are strongly encouraged.

Past Awardees

2019

2018

2017

2016

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH & EDUCATION AWARD

The recipient of this award has significantly contributed to the field of Addiction Studies by contributing to/being a part of cutting edge research, including data analysis and outcomes studies and/or furthering the classroom experience for students studying this discipline.

Past Awardees

2019

2018

2017

2016

ROBERT REHMAR PROFESSIONAL AWARD

The recipient of this award has proven to be a Practitioner/Professional in the field of Addiction and/or Mental Health who has made strides to bring treatment and/or prevention to the forefront of the public’s awareness or has made breakthroughs in the treatment and/or prevention arenas around mental health and recovery.

Past Awardees

2019

2018

2017

2016

FOUNDATION FOR RECOVERY BRICK AWARD

The Brick award description

Past Awardees

2019

2018

2017

2016

2019 Highlights

The event brought together 300 members of the recovery community and raised $20,000 in revenue for Foundation for Recovery’s peer recovery support services.  The recovery community encompasses people in long-term recovery, their families and allies as well as recovery-focused professionals and organizations.  

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Mark Waltrip

“It was enlightening to be among a group of people who are genuinely doing something to make a difference. We learned a lot at The Foundation for Recovery Dinner, especially the naloxone education program and the distribution efforts that FFR is undertaking to make this life saving drug available to those who need it most.  Most of all, FFR proves that recovery is attainable, and the people that collaborate, the more lives that will be saved.”

-Mark Waltrip, COO of Westgate Resorts Corporation

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David & Jackie Siegel

“The Foundation Recovery Dinner 2019 was a very moving experience for me and my wife. It was important for us to meet so many others who are committed to this challenge and it helped further our resolve to continue the fight against opioid abuse. The Naloxone demonstration was probably the most important and impactful part of the evening, and  everyone in the room was clearly focused on this life saving information. We encourage everyone to do what they can to participate and do something to fight this crisis and address this pandemic that is threatening an entire generation of our children.”

-David & Jackie Siegel, The Steve Siegman Recovery Awareness Award Recipients

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Brad Lamm

The boots on the ground, hand to heart contact that Foundation for Recovery lives 24/7, every day of the year is exemplified in the Recovery Awards celebration. The work is dusty, tough and powerful, and getting to spend time together was a highlight of the year, no doubt! It was a mash up of passion, power, potential, and recovery – so what’s not to celebrate in that!? See you next year.

-Brad Lamm, Author + Activist, Founder Breathe Life Healing Center

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Brad Donohue, Ph.D.

“The FFR has established the most inspiring awards dinner program I have witnessed. The well-attended 2019 event was impeccably organized and included an abundance of influential people with sincere interests in community development through the remediation of substance abuse. I enjoyed how the evening was structured to permit opportunities for people both in and outside the field to form relationships that will ultimately assist others suffering from addictions. I also found the speeches to be genuine, inspiring, and impactful, and the dinner was delicious.”

-Brad Donohue, Ph.D., Editor, Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Psychology, The Excellence in Research and Education Award Recipient

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Mara Best

I was fortunate to attend the recovery dinner this year and what a cool experience it was. It was neat to see so much action taking place in Las Vegas to help us recover from substance abuse addiction, I have been sober for almost 8 months now and Foundation for Recovery has been a huge part of my recovery every step of the way.

-Mara Best

2019 Awardees

American actress and author Mackenzie Phillips was this year’s keynote speaker. Phillips is the New York Times bestselling author of High on Arrival. She rose to fame with breakout parts in 1973’s American Graffiti and 70’s sitcom One Day at a Time. Phillips is also the daughter of The Mamas and the Papas lead singer, John Phillips. Her personal struggles with addiction have led her to become an outspoken advocate for recovery.

 

Congratulations to all award winners! 

Mackenzie Phillips

KEYNOTE & FRIEND OF RECOVERY

Cherie Hughes

BOB GRAY COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD

Dr. Brad Donohue

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION AWARD

Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick

BOB GRAY COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD

Christie Medina

ROBERT REHMAR ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Heidi Gustafson

FOUNDATION FOR RECOVERY BRICK AWARD

Sarah Juarez receiving for Rhonda Fairchild

STEVE SIGMAN RECOVERY AWARENESS AWARD

Dr. Karla Wagner

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION AWARD

Debbie Isaacs

BOB GRAY COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD

Lawrence Weekly

TEVE SIGMAN RECOVERY AWARENESS AWARD

The Siegels

STEVE SIGMAN RECOVERY AWARENESS AWARD

Derek Harper

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Tyrone Thompson Recognition

A TRIBUTE TO ASSEMBLYMAN TYRONE THOMPSON

Natalie Fahnestock

ROBERT REHMAR ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Support Recovery

One in three families are currently impacted by substance use disorder in the U.S., and thousands of Nevadans experience stigma and shame preventing them from seeking help for themselves or their loved ones.

Today, there is hope and help available for people who want to break the cycle of addiction. As a member of the growing national recovery movement, Foundation for Recovery provides peer-led recovery support services for people seeking and in recovery and facilitates community-based training to build stronger communities of recovery in Nevada.

Join us at our annual Recovery Awards Dinner as we celebrate individuals and families in recovery and recognize those who have made truly remarkable contributions to the recovery field.

Now more than ever, we need to harness the power of recovery as a healing and restorative force within the life of family and community.

Welcoming sponsorships

We welcome community partners and corporate sponsors who believe in the power of community and recovery. As a thank you for your support, we highlight and celebrate your inclusiveness and philinthropic support of this cause.

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