WOMEN OF DISTINCTION
AWARE is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Women of Distinction event. Nominations are due on December 31, 2020 by 4pm. Please contact Mandi Canady at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
*Due to the ongoing pandemic, this next year’s event will be looking a bit different in order to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. Please stay tuned as more information and details become available.
Every year, AWARE hosts the Women of Distinction Gala & Silent Auction to:
Celebrate women of distinction in our community;
Recognize women whose work (paid and/or volunteer) has benefited the lives of women and children in Juneau;
Honor unsung heroes of the community, as well as those with publicly recognized achievement;
Support and encourage community members and groups to recognize women of distinction within their organizations; and
Raise funds to support AWARE’s work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
For additional information regarding Women of Distinction, contact Mandi at email@example.com or at 907-586-6623.
Congratulations to our 2020 honorees!
From left to right: Donnie Gott, Lily Hope, Hazel LeCount, and Tari Stage-Harvey!
These are the criteria we use to select the honorees who are nominated by the community:
Demonstrated Commitment: Candidate has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life for women and children in Juneau.
Integrity, Dedication, Motivation: Candidate has demonstrated qualities of integrity, dedication, motivation and leadership in the community.
Willingness to Share Skills & Knowledge: Candidate has demonstrated the willingness to share her skills and knowledge.
Role Model: Candidate has demonstrated qualities of a role model.
Supports Diversity: Candidate’s work has represented and/or supported diverse groups within our community.
Archives: See all of AWARE’s past Honorees from Women of Distinction!
2020: Donnie Gott, Lily Hope, Hazel LeCount, and Tari Stage-Harvey
2019: Francine Eddy Jones, Susan Macaulay, Jorden Nigro, and Janine Reep
2018: June Degnan, Kolene Jame, DaxKilatch, Kueni Ma’ake, and Lauree Morton
2017: Andrea Cesar, Sioux Douglas, Kris Sell, and Rena Sims
2016: Marie Darlin, Justine Muench, Missouri Smyth, and Kristi West
2015: Laraine Derr, Ernestine Hayes, Betty Kaplor, and Shari Paul
2014: Carol Pitts, Elaine Schroeder, Norene Otnes, and Patty Owen
2013: Mary Ellen Arvold, Jackie Martin, Colleen McKenzie and Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy
2012: Amy Dressel, Sharron Lobaugh, Joan O’Keefe and Megan Gregory
2011: Debi Ballam, Susan Cox, Selina Everson and Diana Stevens
2010: Chris Ashenbrenner, carolyn Brown, Bev Ingram and Helen Sarabia
2009: Marla Berg, Ann Boochever, Marsha Buck and Angie Lunda
2008: Helen Abbott-Watkins, Alberta Aspen, Susan Baxter and Betsy Brenneman
2007: Joyanne Bloom, Doloresa Cadiente, Ann Lockhart and Connie Munro
2006: Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Lynnette Dihle, Sally Rue and Tamara Simone Collins
2005: Joy Lyon, Kimberly L. Metcalfe, Jeri Museth and Laura Stats
2004: Beth Belflower, Mildred Boesser, Laury Scandling, Vicki Soboleff
2003: Merry Ellefson, Ethel Lund, Margaret Pugh, Tish Griffin Satre
2002: Robin Gilcrist, Tony Mallot, Fran Ulmer
2001: Glenda Carino, Mo Longworth, Stella Martin, Diane Sly
2000: Diane Lindback, Marie Olsen, Nancy Seamount, Constance Trollan
1999: Linda O. Augustine, Sara Boesser, Kay Greenough, Carla Timpone, Kelly Mangano
1998: Shirley Dean, Kaye Kanne, Myra Munson, Dorothy Thornton
1997: Justine Emerson, Caren Robinson, Linda Torgerson, Freda Westman