Community Volunteer Award

The Community Volunteer Award is awarded annually to outstanding volunteers in our community. Any new, active, or sustaining member of the Junior League of Topeka may submit a candidate.

Award Winners are given a donation to their charity of choice on behalf of the Junior League of Topeka. These individuals have given selflessly of their time, hard work, and acts of kindness to our community and deserve to be recognized.

Nominations for the 2019 Community Volunteer Award are being accepted until December 22, 2019.
Click HERE to submit your nomination.

Past Recipients:

Year Name Year Name
2017 Marlou Wegener 1985 Ann Garvin
2016 Ken Scott 1985 Balfour Jeffrey
2015 Sue Edwards 1984 Dr. Quentin Groves
2014 Jude Quinn 1984 Jane Morrissey
2013 Debra Clayton 1984 Mary Patterson
2012 Betty Lou Pardue 1984 Phil Wallsmith
2011 Charles Moore 1983 Adrian Apel
2010 Nicole Janke 1983 Shirley Boatwright
2009 Dr. Jerry Farley 1983 William Haag
2009 Bill Moore 1982 Cora Catt
2008 William (Bill) Sneed 1982 Gerald Christensen
2007 Randy Austin 1982 Adabelle Haughawout
2006 Debra Clayton 1981 Ed Love
2005 Jeanne Clark 1981 Ed Podmore
2004 Dr. Larry J. Bradford 1981 Doris West
2003 Melissa Masoner 1980 Beth & Irwing Sheffel
2003 Lorean Williams 1979 Ray Browning
2002 Tom Schwartz 1979 Winnie Crapson
1999 Jamesina Evans 1979 Virginia Lundy
1999 Curtis Sneden 1979 Richard Thornburg
1998 G. Joseph Pierron 1978 Bill Drenner
1997 Maureen Weiss 1978 Maria Gaither
1996 Mary Ann Hamilton 1977 Thomas Clevenger
1995 LeeAnn Eckert 1977 O’Thene Leonard
1995 Phyllis Todd 1976 Ruth Buckwalter
1994 Billie Hall 1976 Lou Falley
1993 Rita Wolf 1975 Grant Cushinberry
1992 Joseph Thompson 1975 Bonnie Purnell
1991 Gary Livingston 1974 Joan Duncan
1990 John Stauffer 1974 Virginia Feeley
1989 Marg Roberts 1974 Dr. Kenneth Godfrey
1988 Mary Alice Beach 1974 Dr. Karl Menninger
1988 Bob Petro 1973 Peggy Greene
1987 Eldon Danenhauer 1973 Twink Lynch
1987 Helen Hocker 1973 Catharine Menninger
1987 Jane Patrick 1973 Patricia Morris
1973 Marge Parker
1973 Jackie Stroud


2017 Community Volunteer Award winner, Marlou Wegener, designated her gift to the Topeka Civic Theatre.
2016 Community Volunteer Award winner, Kenneth R. Scott, designated the Boys and Girls Club of Topeka as the recipients of his winning donation.

2015 Community Volunteer Award winner, Sue Edwards, designated CASA of Shawnee County, a past Junior League of Topeka project, to receive her winning donation.


Our 2014 Community Volunteer Award winner, Jude Quinn, designated the organization he co-founded, Silverbacks, to receive his winning donation. 

In 2013, Community Volunteer Award winner Debra Clayton designated the Doorstep to receive her winning donation.

In 2012, Community Volunteer Award winner Betty Lou Pardue designated the Helping Hands Humane Society to receive her winning donation.

In 2011, Community Volunteer Award winner Charles Moore designated the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center to receive his winning donation.

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