The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals for their contributions to the welfare of children and youth. The financial contribution supports the Twin Projects.


The award is given only to individuals – who need not be a member of PTA. They need not be well-known beyond their own area of service.


A request for a State Honorary Life Member Award should be mailed to the New York State PTA Office on the official form and should be accompanied with a payment of $55.00 to either of the Twin Projects funds or two payments of $27.50 to each fund.

Selection Criteria:

A PTA unit, council or region may award an Honorary Life Member Award to an individual as recognition of distinguished service to children and youth. Recipients worthy of honor need not be PTA members, nor well-known beyond their own area of service.


The recipient receives a Honorary Life Member Award pin, congratulatory card, and an Honorary Life Member card.


The completed application form and accompanying payment (with two signatures) must be received in the New York State PTA office at least four weeks prior to the presentation of the award.


This is an honorary award.

In order to be a member of the New York State/National PTA the recipient must purchase a membership in a unit or Empire State PTA.

Submit to:

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205-3830

NYS PTA Honorary Life Member Award Form (PDF) – please print 

NYS PTA Honorary Life Member Award Google Form

To avoid longer mail delays, you can opt to submit your application(s) (where available) via Google Form and pay using a credit card at this link: https://nyspta.memberhub.com/store/items/3975 (Please note a credit card processing fee will be added in the amount of .59 cents per transaction plus 3.95% at checkout.).