In 1996, the AAF added the Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award to complement the Hall of Achievement. The award was named in honor of the late Jack Avrett, a visionary dedicated to the well-being of the advertising industry. A volunteer extraordinaire, he was always willing to join a committee, spearhead an initiative and get things done. He inspired fellow executives to do the same.
This special award is given to a young industry executive who demonstrates the principles of the Advertising Hall of Achievement and is committed to exceptional public service that extend beyond that of his/her accomplished peers contributing to the betterment of the advertising industry and their community.
Candidates are selected from the Hall of Achievement nominations at the discretion of the Council of Judges that may choose not to select someone in any given year.