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May 7, 2024
Contact: Julia Zerull | 952-838-9000 or [email protected]

Nicole Mae Palmer announced as Paula F. Goldberg Champion for Children with Disabilities Award recipient

MINNEAPOLIS: PACER Center announced Nicole Mae Palmer as the recipient of the 2024 Paula F. Goldberg Champion for Children with Disabilities award at their annual Benefit on Saturday, April 27. Nicole is a graduate student who plans to elevate the voices of the disability community within the nonprofit sector by using the principles of universal design to help organizations become more accessible, equitable, and inclusive.

Christine Palmer, who nominated her for this award, said this about her:

“Nicole has a growth mindset. If a clear path is not already established, she is not afraid to forge a new one. She views her disabilities not as barriers; but as opportunities to work passionately to create a more accessible environment for everyone, especially children with disabilities.”

Paula Goldberg was an extraordinary leader who made the world a better place for children with disabilities through her work at PACER Center. This award was created in her honor to encourage and recognize an individual or group who has demonstrated exceptional advocacy and leadership in support of children with disabilities. The winner receives $5,000 to support their ongoing efforts and was honored at PACER’s annual Benefit. They will also be recognized on PACER’s website, social media, and in PACER publications.

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