The Cabell Brand Hope Award

To honor Cabell Brand’s legacy of service, each year TAP presents The Cabell Brand Hope Award to a community member who is nominated by their peers.

Cabell Brand — founder of TAP, which is celebrating 58 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. You can read more about Cabell here.

Criteria for Hope Award Nominees

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.

Submit a Nomination

Please fill out the submission form below. The biography of the nominee is required. You may request a paper form by emailing or by downloading a copy here: TAP Cabell Brand Award nomination form.

Submissions received without a biography will not be considered. The annual deadline for applications is in early August. Please note that a photograph will be required of the person selected for the award.