Each year Elevate Rochester proudly sponsors the ETHIE Awards, which celebrates organizations in the Rochester region that exemplify high ethical standards.

Since 2003, more than 200 organizations have applied for the Award, leading to 109 recipients and finalists, all members of our Honor Roll. We are pleased that your organization has decided to apply this year.

We’ve designed the application to help you review, reflect upon, and describe the ethical standards, policies, and practices in your organization. While the process may seem a bit daunting at first, we believe it has value. Many past applicants have used the application as an assessment tool in order to improve their ethics program and organizational culture.

In addition to answering the questions and providing examples in each of the five sections, we ask that all applicants include any applicable supporting documentation (e.g., code of ethics, mission statement, newsletter, policy statements, etc.) that might assist the judges in reviewing your application.

The Elevate Rochester Board and the Awards Committee wish you the best of luck in what we hope will be an exciting and illuminating process!

If you have any questions about the application, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Renee Spang, Chair
Award Process Committee

Before you begin…

We are pleased you are considering applying for the ETHIE Award. Before you start the application process we encourage you to review these additional resources to help your organization assess its current ethics program and culture, and your readiness to apply for this award:

  • How to build an ethical culture: As you begin to formulate the ethical program that will drive the culture at your business, this template gives you a guide of the potential components for that program.
  • Ethical guidance articles and readings on our website.

Please review the following questions in preparation for documenting your submission:
Elevate Rochester ETHIE Award Application Form Questions