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 57 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.

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:

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.