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ANNUAL PHILANTHROPY AWARDS PAST RECIPIENTS

Philanthropist(s) of the Year

Brooks McCormick† (2003)
Carole J. & Richard G. Cline (2004)
Bess† & Joseph F.† Kindlon (2005)
Cleve E. Carney† (2006)
Nan† & Richard Burridge (2007)
Lillian Neale Campbell† (2008)
Shirley & Thomas Myers (2009)
Katherine R. & Michael J. Birck (2010)
Mae & John P. Calamos, Sr. (2013)
Julia & Ken Wegner (2014)
Carol & Daniel Goodwin (2015)
Nancy Hamill Winter & Elizabeth Hamill Bramsen (2017)
Heidi & Peter† Huizenga (2019)
Ke
n & Susan Koranda (2020)
The Peterson Family (2021) 

Philanthropic Leadership Award

Robert J. Schillerstrom (2003)
Cleve E. Carney† (2004)
Willis M. Gillett (2005)
Hossein Jamali (2006)
Ann Grube (2007)
Sally Porter (2008)
Barbara Hudson (2009)
Kendall Ciesemier (2010)
Denise Izatt (2011)
Steve and Laurie Reitman (2012)
Ed Momkus and Betsy Goltermann (2013)
Joyce Van Der Molen (2014)
Marta Davy† (2015)
Dorothy O’Reilly (2016)
Sally Pentecost (2017)
Allen and Patti Gustafson (2018)
Candace King (2019)
Mary & Les Wiberg (2020)
Sandy Gbur (2021)

Humanitarian of the Year

Mary Eleanor Wall (2003)
Robert Wahlgren (2004)
Douglas B. Mains M.D. (2005)
Betty J. Bradshaw (2006)
Henry Tews, Serenity House, Inc. (2007)
Deb Rickert (2008)
Hon. Mayor Pete DiCianni (2009)
Bernard J. Kleina, HOPE Fair Housing Center (2011)
Vicky Markell Joseph (2012)
Jim Elliott, Diveheart (2013)
Mark Milligan, Bridge Communities (2014)
Richard Endress (2015)
Bob Russo (2016)
Rich Dickson (2017)
Mishael Sherley (2018)
Patricia Fragen (2019)
Karl Maurer (2020)
Karen Ayala, DuPage County Health Department (2021)

Nonprofit Executive of the Year

Susan E. Broad, DuPage Children’s Museum (2006)
Roger Johnson, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage (2007)
Rev. Dr. Scott Mitchell, Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center (2008)
Mary Ellen Durbin, People’s Resource Center (2009)
H. Dennis Smith, Northern Illinois Food Bank (2010)
Jane Hodgkinson, WDSRA (2011)
Kathleen Yosko, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital (2012)
Linnea Windel, VNA Health Care (2013)
Gloria Bunce, CASA Kane County (2104)
Brook McDonald, The Conservation Foundation (2015)
Angela Adkins†, NAMI DuPage (2016)
Kay McKeen, SCARCE (2017)
Peggy McGuire, Project HELP (2018)
Judie C
aribeaux, Family Shelter Services (2019)
Carol Simler, DuPage Pads (2020)

Julie Yurko, Northern Illinois Food Bank (2021)

Nonprofit Rising Star Award

Kait Balsewicz, DuPage Foundation (2020)
Morgan Abate, People’s Resource Center (2021)

Corporate Philanthropic Award

Molex Inc. (2003)
Tellabs Foundation (2004)
Nicor Gas (2005)
DuPage Medical Group (2006)
BP America, Inc. (2007)
UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (2008)
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (2009)
My Chef Catering (2010)
West Suburban Whole Foods (2011)
BMO Harris Bank (2012)
Ecolab (2013)
Navistar (2014)
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson, Ltd. (2015)
Allstate Insurance Company (2016)
Showalter Roofing Service, Inc. (2018)
Hawthorne’s Backyard (2019)
Paul Gregory Media (2020) 

The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce (2021)


Foundation Philanthropic Award

The DuPage Community Foundation (2003)
Community Memorial Foundation (2004)
Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation (2005)
Topfer Family Foundation (2006)
The Alfred Bersted Foundation (2007)
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (2010)
Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation (2011)
Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (2012)
Dunham Fund (2013)
DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund (2014)
The Christopher Family Foundation (2015)
Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation (2017)
Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation (2018)
The Greer Foundation (2019)
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (2020)

NKC Family Foundation (2021)

Service Club Philanthropic Award

Rotary Club of Elmhurst (2013)
Kane County Farm Bureau (2014)
The Exchange Club of Naperville (2015)
Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club (2016)
Naperville Noon Lions (2017)
Naperville Jaycees (2018)
The Naperville Woman’s Club (2019)
Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society (2020)

Rotary Club of Schaumburg & Hoffman Estates (2021)

Grantmaker of the Year

Julian E. Brown, Nicor Gas (2003)
Nancy Fishman, Grand Victoria Foundation (2004)
Bonnie L. Heydorn, The DuPage Community Foundation (2005)
Mary Keating, DuPage County Dept. of Community Services (2006)
Sharon Stredde, Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (2007)
Judy Schaefer, Sara Lee Foundation (2009)
Jim Durkan, Community Memorial Foundation (2010)
Meredith Dykstra Hilt, Tellabs Foundation (2011)
Barbara Szczepaniak, The DuPage Community Foundation (2012)
Cindy Raab, Topfer Family Foundation (2013)
Deborah Kustra, Community Memorial Foundation (2014)
Rebecca McFarland and Krystal Kleinschmidt, FORWARD (2015)
Marilyn A. Foote, Alfred Bersted Foundation (2016)
Kristin Carlson Vogen, OPRF Community Foundation (2017)
Peri Todd, DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund (2018)
June Barnard, The Driskill Foundation (2019)
Greg DiDomenico, Community Memorial Foundation (2020)
Tom Fuechtmann, Community Memorial Foundation (2021)

Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year

Darrell Whistler (2003)
The Exchange Club of Naperville (2004)
J. Raymond Kinney III (2005)
Joel G. Herter (2006)
Gwen Henry (2007)
Jim Armbruster (2008)
Mary Schulte (2009)
Phyllis Muccianti (2010)
Mary Jo Sheehy (2011)
Stephen L. Webster (2012)
Jon Habegger (2013)
Bill Archer (2014)
Jack Whelton (2015)
Weldon and Judy Johnson (2016)
Theodore E. Lind (2017)
Barb Tartaglione (2018)
Dr. Keith Suchy (2019)
Madeleine McAfee (2020)

Sarah Huesing (2021)

Young Philanthropist Award

Juliette E. Ambrogi (2016)
Rebecca Vogt (2017)
Joseph Lasare (2018)
Sanjana Gangadharan & Nandini Arakoni (2020)
Jackson Tanner & Ezekiel Wells (2021)
Cole Gleason (2021 special recognition)

WSPN Distinguished Service Award

Joseph P. Skvara (2003)
Val M. Ensalaco (2004)
Ken Bartels (2005)
William R. Conrad Jr. † (2006)
Rob Taylor (2007)
Judy Wagner (2008)
Dave McGowan (2009)
Stephanie Walsh (2010)
Brad Warren (2011)
Connie R. Kobitter (2012)
Jill McWilliams (2013)
Lora Vitek (2014)
Chrissie Howorth (2015)
Michael Sitrick (2016)
Ann E. Spehar (2017)
Cathy McCann (2019)

President's Award

Maeven Sipes (2021)


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