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MAW Volunteer Awards


January 25, 2017


Des Moines

Make-A-Wish® Iowa has recognized and awarded volunteers for in all areas of the state.

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

Cornerstone Award

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

Leadership Award

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

Press Contact

Lexi Konig
Marketing and Communications Manager
3009 100th Street
Urbandale, IA  50322-3220

Phone : (515) 334-2636
Fax : (515) 334-2638

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