William D. Beiswenger Volunteer Award


The William D. Beiswenger Volunteer Award was established in 2000 to honor its first recipient William Beiswenger, CPO, FAAOP, of Colorado Springs, Colo., for his outstanding record of volunteerism and his commitment to the ABC mission.

This prestigious award recognizes ABC volunteers who have distinguished themselves through their service to the mission of ABC by using their time, talent, vision and leadership.

Award recipients have demonstrated a record of sustained commitment and leadership to the programs of ABC and to the orthotics and prosthetics profession. This could include participation on task forces and/or committees, serving as an examiner or serving on the board of directors. A selection committee of previous award recipients informs the board of recommended recipients​. ​This award is intended to be presented as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors to no more than one person every 3-5 years.


William D. Beiswenger, CPO, FAAOP - 2000
Steven R. Whiteside, CO, FAAOP - 2002
William Teague, CP - 2005
Frank Friddle, Jr., CO, FAAOP - 2009
Donald D. Virostek, CPO - 2013
Michael J. Allen, CPO, FAAOP - 2016​​