2024 President’s Award Nominations


The NAGDCA – Art Caple President’s Award, established in 2019 to honor the legacy of past NAGDCA president, Art Caple, recognizes excellence in public sector defined contribution plans. This prestigious award celebrates visionary leadership and dedication to enhancing the financial well-being of plan participants. In 2024, NAGDCA is expanding the criteria to recognize strategic initiatives that have had a sustained impact on participant outcomes.

The recipient of the NAGDCA – Art Caple President’s Award will be announced and honored during the 2024 NAGDCA Annual Conference, where their exemplary contributions to participant-focused retirement planning will be celebrated and recognized by industry peers.

This year’s winning plan receives complimentary 2025 NAGDCA membership and annual conference registration and travel expenses for one individual.

  • Plan Eligibility:
    • The award is open to all public sector defined contribution plans administered by government entities.
    • The nominee must be a member of NAGDCA.
    • Plan asset size/plan resources will be taken into consideration during the scoring process.
  • Project or Program Scope:
    • Nominees must demonstrate involvement in strategic project or program aimed at enhancing participant outcomes, such as retirement readiness, financial literacy, or investment education.
    • Governmental staff must have played a significant role in developing and/or implementing the program.
  • Significant Impact:
    • Nominees should illustrate the measurable impact of their initiative on participant financial security and well-being. This may include increased plan participation rates, improved investment performance, enhanced retirement readiness metrics, or other tangible outcomes.
  • Innovation and Creativity:
    • Nominated projects should showcase innovative approaches and creative strategies in addressing the evolving needs and challenges of plan participants.
  • Participant-Centric Approach:
    • Nominees must embody a participant-first mentality, prioritizing the interests and financial goals of plan participants in all aspects of plan administration and service delivery.
  • Documentation and Supporting Materials:
    • Submissions should be one PDF document including:
      • A plan profile outlining the types of plans offered, asset size, number of participants, industry partner(s), etc.
      • Comprehensive documentation outlining the project’s objectives, implementation strategies, results achieved.
      • Supporting materials, such as participant testimonials, performance metrics, or educational resources.
Please complete the form below and upload your PDF document by the deadline on June 28 to be considered for the award.

2024 President's Award Nomination Form

Plan asset size/plan resources will be taken into consideration during the scoring process.
Please enter a brief description of the project. If the project is awarded, this description will be used on the website and in the awards publication.
Please upload a high resolution version of the Plan's logo. If the Plan is awarded, the logo will be used on the website and in the awards publication.
Please list the names and titles of the staff that played a significant role in developing the project.
Please list the names, titles, and companies of the industry partner(s) who played a significant role in this project.
Please upload one PDF document containing: one-page summary, written justification, and supporting examples. The document should not exceed five pages.
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