Mar 11, 2015
AARP Presents Senator Elizabeth Dole with the Andrus Award
Dole will receive the organization’s highest honor at The Newseum on March 11

WASHINGTON, DCAARP today announced that Senator Elizabeth Dole has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AARP Andrus Award. The Andrus Award, named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, is given in recognition of those who embody the organization’s goal of bringing a lifetime of experience and leadership to serve all generations.

AARP selected Senator Dole as the 2014 Andrus Award recipient for the incredible work she has done through the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. The Foundation, which was formed in 2012, supports American military caregivers by strengthening services afforded to them through innovation, evidence-based research and partnerships across all sectors.

 “The Andrus Award is presented only to those remarkable individuals whose efforts and achievements have effected enormous positive social change,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “AARP is proud to pay tribute to Senator Dole and her accomplishments. We commend her and her Foundation for their commitment to raising awareness and support for our nation’s military families.  Senator Dole has been a fearless advocate for the more than 5.5 million caregivers of sons, daughters, husbands, wives and other loved ones who were injured while serving in our nation’s military. She truly embodies the very spirit of service that is at the core of AARP’s mission.”

Past recipients of the Andrus Award include Dr. Maya Angelou, Tom Brokaw, Norman Lear, General Colin L. Powell and Pat Summitt. AARP will present the award to Senator Dole at a dinner held in her honor on Wednesday, March 11 at The Newseum in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and incoome security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at

About The Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The mission of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation is to uplift American military and veteran caregivers by strengthening the services afforded to them through innovation, evidence-based research, and collaboration. Read more about the Foundation headquartered in Washington, DC