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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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.