James T. Neubacher Award

Celebrating 30 years of raising a little consciousness and a little hell.

Congratulations to Doug Armstrong, the recipient of the 30th annual James T. Neubacher Award.

In recognition of his passion and vision for creating accessible, inclusive and cost-free camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, North Star Reach founder and CEO Doug Armstrong has won the prestigious James T. Neubacher Award. Presented annually by The University of Michigan’s Council for Disability Concerns, the award recognizes U-M faculty, staff, students or alumni who demonstrate a commitment to removing barriers to full participation for people with disabilities.

Read more about Doug and the Neubacher Award in the University Record. And check out the Camp North Star Reach Blog article!

The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus for significant achievements in:

  • Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities.
  • Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities.
  • Removing barriers to full participation in programs and services for people with disabilities.

The award includes a stipend provided by the Office of the President and is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, Michigan Medicine and the Office of the President.

Make a nomination for the 31st Neubacher Award now!