Committee Volunteer of the Year
Awarded to the volunteer who does the most to advance the mission of the Foundation within their geographic area. Local Area Committee volunteers will choose the award recipient.
Cedar Rapids – Jennifer Goldsberry
Cedar Valley – Sadie Foertsch
Council Bluffs – Tiffany Nation
Des Moines – Terri Catron
Dubuque – Christine Bochniak // Joan Mest
Iowa City – Kathy Spenner
Riverbend – Thomas Edwards
Sioux City – Renee Sterler
Rising Star Award
Awarded to a volunteer new to Make-A-Wish who has made a significant contribution through ideas, initiative and follow-through.
Cedar Valley – Angie White
Council Bluffs – Abby Pettengill
Des Moines – Jessica Dinh
Iowa City – Melissa McLaughlin // Stephanie Ball
Sioux City – Kelly Hewitt
Awarded to a volunteer who consistently supports the Chapter's activities and daily operations by always being available when needed. This individual works quietly and steadily behind-the-scenes to ensure the Chapter's success.
Cedar Rapids – Sue Patton
Des Moines – Joe Rivas
Mason City – Dawn Beller
Sioux City/NW Iowa – Holly Sands
Children Helping Children
Awarded to a child volunteer/children-sponsored fundraising event of the year.
Cedar Rapids – Will Wehr
Cedar Valley – Northern Iowa Wishmakers on Campus
Sioux City – Bishop Heelan High School “Miracle Makers”
Circle of Inspiration
Awarded to the most inspirational child from each local area for the year.
Cedar Valley – Izabella Saul
Council Bluffs – Sebastiane Fidone
Des Moines – Ella Goering
Tommy Austin Award
Awarded to the volunteer who best exemplifies Tommy Austin's zeal, enthusiasm and dedication to our Make-A-Wish children.
Cedar Rapids – Mary White
Cedar Valley – Angie Edgington
Des Moines – Michelle DeMarie
Awarded to a volunteer for demonstrating outstanding leadership skills on behalf of their committees.
Cedar Rapids – Tammy Tronvold
Cedar Valley – Dwight Coburn
Mason City – Ron Mormann
Internal Fundraising Event of the Year -- Des Moines Gala 2016
Bronze External Event of the Year – Sparkle Run 2016
Silver External Event of the Year – Cedar Rapids Golf 2016
Gold External Event of the Year – Battle of the Badges 2016