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After a school year that’s been memorable for all the wrong reasons, let’s give retiring educators something to celebrate instead.

Now that we’ve (finally!) made it through to the home stretch of 2020-21, it’s the right time – and the perfect year – to say thank you. Thank you for the years of service, the mentorship, the good memories. Thank you for being beloved pillars in so many school communities, for teaching three generations and making it look easy.

What’s your version of thank you? Let us know when you nominate your LifeChanger for the Capstone Award, specifically designated for retiring K-12 educators and school employees. Here’s how they’ll get the recognition they deserve in four easy steps:  


  1. Nominate a LifeChanger who is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year by June 7th and tell us all about the difference they’ve made over their career. They can be a teacher, janitor, bus driver – anyone who works in a K-12 school or district.
  2. We’ll create a unique profile on our website where students, staff, and members of your community can leave comments and give your LifeChanger a proper send-off.
  3. We’ll send your LifeChanger a certificate congratulating them, and contact your local newspaper to share the good news.
  4. This summer, we’ll announce one Capstone Award winner to receive a $3,000 cash prize and a fabulous (virtual) retirement party!

Don’t know anyone who’s retiring this year? Our nomination form is still open to all K-12 educators. Nominate up to three below and they’ll be eligible to win one of our other 17 awards.

Mallorie Manosh

Mallorie Manosh

As director of corporate marketing initiatives, Mallorie manages National Life’s educator recognition program, LifeChanger of the Year. She believes she has the best job. Each year she gets to honor hundreds of educators across the country and promote their positive stories, ultimately selecting 10 award winners at the end of the program cycle. In addition to LifeChanger, Mallorie supports other Do Good corporate marketing initiatives like the Do Good Tour and sponsorships. She’s a native Vermonter and shares her time outside of work with her husband, one year old son, German shepherd, Siamese and four chickens. Mallorie enjoys traveling, gardening, volleyball, Vermont summers and home-improvement projects. But, who has time for any of that with a toddler? TC85378(0615)P