Ann Dolloff, instructor in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Public Health, has been named a 2020 recipient of the “My City, My Place, Brighter Futures” awards, given annually by the Philadelphia Division of Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS). The awards honor the work of “those who have committed their lives to supporting people with an intellectual disability,” according to the awards committee, who referred to Dolloff as “a model of excellence, compassion, commitment, growth and achievement.”

Philadelphia IDS is a unit of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that offers and coordinates services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Dolloff was nominated in the Education Team Award category by an employee from SPIN, Inc., a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides services to children and adults with intellectual and autism spectrum disabilities. Dolloff helps bring recreational therapy programs to SPIN’s clients, encourages her Temple students to volunteer with the organization, and frequently participates in SPIN events and fundraisers.

“Ann has a strong passion for community service and engagement,” said Scott Burns, interim chair of the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. “She really views that as one of her main callings.”