Women Helping Women Award Recipients

Each year, Women Helping Women awards are presented to local women who have gone above and beyond to foster positive change in the lives of others.

2019
Marlain Beard, Empowerment Ministries
Eve Fischberg, The Joy of Movement
Alana Reynolds, Community Garden

2018
Ashley Krstulovich, Student Yoga and Mindfulness Project
Courtney Westlake, Live a Different Beautiful

2017
Betsy Goulet, Child Protection Advocate
Margaret Ann Jessup, Wooden It Be Lovely
Diane Newell, Community Leader and Mentor
Jan Williams, The James Project
Sheila Wilson-Madden, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois

2016
Molly Berendt, Compass for Kids
Jane Byram, Gift of Reading Holiday Book Drive

2015
Ceci Maloney, Springfield Public School District
Rachael Thomson, Kidzeum of Health and Science

2014
Rachel Kocis, Northside Children's Community Library
Penny Wollan-Kriel, Springfield Area Arts Council

2012
Vera Garrett, Community gardener
Sr. Mary Jean Traeger, St. Katharine Drexel Parish

2011
Lisa Burris, The Batch
Stephanie Dugan, Kira Mulvany and Melissa Sandel, Springfield Sharefest
Kemia Sarraf, genH Coalition

2010
King's Daughters Organization
Pat Graham, Parent Help Line
Sr. Kevin Ritterbusch, Villa Angela

2009
Vicki Potter, Asbury's Children's Supper Hour
Faith Sanderson, Sangamon County Regional Office of Education

2008
Debbie Huffman, Lanphier High School
Barbara Rochelle, Lawrence Adult Center
Eydee Schultz, Camp Care-A-Lot