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Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award Official Nomination Form

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) supports and promotes ethical leadership within the business community. Each year, the CPT awards up to four deserving individuals with the Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award to leaders who go beyond making a difference, and establish a reputation for continuously Being a Difference by being ethical leaders who lead in their businesses and communities with honor and integrity. 

The award program is sponsored by the Daniels Fund, and is named in honor of its founder, the late Bill Daniels. A born entrepreneur, Bill Daniels was an early cable television pioneer and was essential to the formation and growth of the industry. He is fondly remembered for his reputation for ethics and integrity, and his sincere compassion for those in need. When Bill passed away in March of 2000, his estate transferred to the Daniels Fund, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain region.  Through the Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award, the CPT recognizes individuals who practice these high standards of ethical leadership.

Although individuals worthy of this award very rarely seek recognition, their commitment to ethical leadership deserves being recognized. If you know business leaders who fit this description, the CPT encourages you to honor these individuals by nominating them for this award. Nominations are accepted year-round, and the selection committee meets in July of each year to select the next class of honorees.


Nominees will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Leads a successful business, organization or institution without compromising integrity for profit.
  • Openly demonstrates an active commitment to ethical business principles.
  • Promotes ethical behavior amongst peers and other stakeholders.
  • Exemplifies the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles as stated below:
  • Integrity: Acts with honesty in all situations
  • Trust: Builds trust in all stakeholder relationships
  • Accountability: Accepts responsibility for all decisions
  • Transparency: Maintains open and truthful communications
  • Fairness: Engages in fair competition and creates equitable and just relationships
  • Respect: Honors the rights, freedoms, views, and property of others
  • Rule of Law: Complies with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
  • Viability: Creates long-term value for all relevant stakeholders
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To complete the nomination, please answer the five questions below. These questions are designed to help nominators describe the nominee's commitment to practicing high standards of ethical, business leadership.

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Once you hit SUBMIT you will be asked to review your information before your final submission. You can also print your nomination form prior to your final submission.  If you have any questions, please send an email to info@thecpt.org.