I am seeking a better way to convey "people who help in so many ways yet, remain largely unrecognized," so that we can recognize and award them as a special group at our meetings. The words previously used were "Under the Radar Award".

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    Sounds like you want an unsung hero award. – Hellion Nov 20 '17 at 20:28
  • If the contributions are unrecognized then by identifying them won't you make them recognized, and thus instantly make the term meaningless? – Hot Licks Nov 20 '17 at 22:11
  • Outing the Anonymous Donors? – Xanne Nov 21 '17 at 4:41
  • Unrecognized? If anyone is unrecognized, they should announce themself! – Jolenealaska Nov 22 '17 at 5:54
  • With this kind of award, you inevitably have to recognize some people but not others. The net effect can be divisive. To my mind, the present “under the radar” title seems less likely to generate resentment. – Global Charm Nov 23 '17 at 16:11

Behind the Scenes.

I often use this term to talk about leaders, interns, and even bosses when certain work of theirs goes unnoticed. It has served it's purpose many times, and I'll often use it to help recognize people during large events.

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