History of the Fisher House Legacy Award
In 1999, following the passing of Fisher House Foun dation founder Zachary Fisher, the Fisher House Foundation Board of Trustees approved a resolution to pay tribute to its founder on his birth date, September 26th, each year with appropriate ceremoni es at each Fisher House location, designating the day “Fisher House Founder’s Day.” The Board of Trus tees also approved the establishment of the Fisher House Legacy Award to recognize those individuals o r organizations that have made a lasting impact on improving the quality of life for members of the Ar med Forces or veterans and their families.
The award is mirror polished, hand finished jade crystal, mounted on a marble base, etched with the Fisher House Foundation logo, and the words: Fisher House Legacy Award Recognizing a tradition of outstanding service supporting the quality of life for our military service men and women and their families.
A plate is added to the base of each award with the name of the recipient and the date of the award.
Following individuals or organizations have been ho nored with the Fisher House Legacy Award:
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa | May 27, 2013 USAA May 27, 2013
Jill Manske | May 18, 2007
Michael Stern | July 29, 2004
Honorable C. W. “Bill” Young | December 4, 2002
Hugh and Carolyn Shelton | October 11, 2001
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers | June 18, 2001
Air Force Medical Operations Agency | September 26 , 2000
Army Medical Department | September 26 , 2000
Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery | September 26 , 2000
VA Department of Health Administration | September 26 , 2000