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.
**AWARE’s 2021 Women of Distinction Gala has been postponed until 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned for updates as we move closer to next year! Thank you for your patience**
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