Pillars of Excellence
Nomination Criteria

Required Criteria:

  1. Must have at least one Jewish parent (mother or father), consider himself or herself to be Jewish, and/or have completed conversion.
  2. Must be born and/or raised in Michigan or spent no less than 4 years in Michigan

Criteria taken into consideration – Must have accomplish at least one of the following:

  1. Was a coach, referee, administrator, writer, commentator, or other contributor to a professional sport.
  2. Has been nationally recognized for their contribution to a professional sport.
  3. Has received recognition in the State of Michigan for a professional sport.
  4. Was a coach, referee, administrator, writer, commentator, or other contributor in a Division I college sport.
  5. Has been nationally recognized for their contribution to a Division I college sport.
  6. Has received recognition in the state of Michigan for their contribution to a Division I college sport.
  7. Made significant contribution to sports in the State of Michigan.
  8. Was a coach, referee, administrator, writer, commentator, or other contributor in a high school sport.
  9. Has received recognition in the State of Michigan for their contribution to high school athletics.
  10. Made significant contribution to high school sports in the State of Michigan.

Candidates not selected as a Pillar of Excellence are automatically placed on the following year’s ballot. If a candidate is not elected in seven (7) years, his or her name is removed from the ballot and becomes eligible for election by the Veteran’s Committee. If the Veteran’s Committee does not select the nominee for inclusion, the name will be withdrawn from any further consideration unless, after a one-year waiting period, the nomination form is updated and resubmitted.

Veteran’s Committee

The Board of Directors is authorized to elect one person each year into the Hall of Fame, based upon the recommendation of the Veteran’s Committee. Candidates to be considered for election into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee shall be those candidates who have been on the ballot for seven (7) years and not elected by the HoF Selection Committee. Should the Veteran’s Committee recommend a candidate, he or she must be formally approved for election by the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation’s Board of Governors by way of a majority vote.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2022

For further questions please contact:
Donald Rudick – Executive Director
email at [email protected]

Corporate Office
6632 Telegraph Road, #304
Bloomfield Hills, MI 4830 48301
Don’s cell: 248-390-5981

The Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation is a 501(c)3 philanthropic organization committed to the support of cancer charities and bettering the lives of children.