NASW Social Work Pioneers®
The NASW Social Work Pioneers® program honors members of the social work profession who have contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the profession. The Pioneer Program identifies and recognizes individuals whose unique dedication, commitment, and determination have improved social and human conditions. Since its launch in 1994, the Pioneer Program has inducted almost 900 accomplished individuals to its rolls. A comprehensive collection of their stories can be found within the Pioneer Biography Index.
NASW Social Work Pioneers® 16th Annual Celebration 2021-POSTPONED
Due to the recent surge in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 16th Annual Social Work Pioneer Program and Luncheon. We believe this is the best course of action to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being.
We will update you with the new 2022 date and location as soon as they are confirmed.
25th Anniversary Celebration and 15th Annual Program and Luncheon
The NASW Social Work Pioneers® hosted its 25th Anniversary Celebration and 15th Annual Program and Luncheon November 1–2, 2019 at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The event kicked off with a reception on Friday evening, where guests met the newly-elected Pioneers, networked, and reconnected with friends and colleagues. The annual program and luncheon was held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. The 2019 event program provides full details.