Nominations Open for the Cabell Brand Hope Award

Cabell Brand — founder of TAP, which is celebrating 55 years of service — was a tireless advocate for a wide spectrum of issues.

He generously gave his time and efforts to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. To honor his legacy of service, TAP is proud to announce The Cabell Brand Hope Award.


Nominees must:

  • Have an extended interest in anti-poverty efforts, literacy (education), or the environment
  • Volunteer in their community and show a long-term dedication over time
  • Exemplify one or more of the following characteristics: grassroots community changer, risk-taker, champion for the cause, persistent, relentless, challenger of the status quo, change leader
  • Reside in: Alleghany County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Vinton, Salem, or another southwest Virginia community.

The deadline for applications is August 6, 2021.

Submit a Nomination

Please fill out the information below, or send this form by mail and a one-page biography of the nominee via email to The biography of the nominee is required. Submissions received without a biography will not be considered.

Please note that a photograph will be required of the person selected for the award.

Past Honorees

Ted Edlich, 2020
Reverend Kathy O’Keeffe, 2019
Dr. Brenda Louise Hale, 2018
Dr. Rita Bishop, 2017
Peter Lewis, 2016
Pearl Fu, 2015