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Crystal Award Winners Through The Years 



*President's Professional Achievement Award
1992 - Barbara Stallcup Miller - 1992

*Barbara Stallcup Miller Professional Achivement Award
1993 - A. Clair Siddall
1994 - Betty Holden
1995 - Robert Pinson
1996 - Jerry Tucker
1997 - David Rianda
1999 - Loren McKinley
2000 - Sr. Mary Dernovek
2001 - Marcia Director
2002 - Ron Sumner
2003 - Dotti Wilson
2004 - Lisa Wiebe
2006 - Tomika Anne Dew
2007 - Martha Richards
2008 - Kay Sohl
2010 - Linda Magee
2012 - Jim Lillis
2013 - Joyce White

*This award is named for Barbara Stallcup Miller, a local fundraiser whose own exceptional professional achievements span the fields of development, public relations and journalism. Barbara worked at the University of Portland in all three of those areas, as well as at St. Vincent Medical Foundation and Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Her volunteer affiliations include the Southeast Mental Health Network, University of Oregon Journalism Advancement Council, National Coast Trail Association, Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, and the Girl Scouts. She received numerous awards, including the Miltner Award, honoring her outstanding service to University of Portland; the William Marsh Award for lifetime achievement and leadership in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America; the National Federation of Press Women's Communicator of Achievement Award, recognition as an OASIS Senior Role Model; and the Alpha Xi Delta’s Edna Epperson Brinkman Award, which recognizes alumnae for accomplishments and dedication to the sorority and service to the community. In 1992, the first year of the Crystal Awards, WVDO presented Barbara with the President’s Professional Achievement Award. Since then the award for lifetime achievement in development has been given in Barbara’s name. 

Executive Leadership Award
2010 - Joe Whitworth 
2012 - Kaleen Deatherage
2013 - Brandi Tuck

Community Hero Award
2010 - Sally Fitzgerald
2012 - Board of Directors, Levé 
2013 - Kirsten Collins

*Starbright Award
1992 - Belle Bennett
1992 - Tomika Anne Dew - 1992
1992 - Wendy Sample - 1992
1993 - Kate Clinton Jacky - 1993
1993 - Marijo Meade - 1993
1993 - Jan Thenell - 1993
1994 - Amy Brown - 1994
1994 - Rick Levine - 1994
1994 - Michael Roth - 1994
1995 - Poppy Dully - 1995
1995 - Katrinka Easterday - 1995
1995 - Linda Magee - 1995
1995 - Gene Nudelman - 1995
1996 - Marjory Hamann - 1996
1996 - Mike Leopold - 1996
1996 - Shari Thompson - 1996
1997 - Krista Larson - 1997
1997 - John Shepard - 1997
1997 - Joan Smith - 1997
1998 - Jan Carothers - 1998
1998 - Barbara Jennings - 1998
1998 - Doni Reisland - 1998
1998 - Lyn Trainer - 1998
1999 - Ann LaRiviere - 1999
1999 - Adrienne Livingston - 1999
1999 - R.E. Withnell - 1999
2000 - Matthew DeGalan - 2000
2000 - Mary Mayther-Slac - 2000
2000 - Elizabeth Rehm - 2000 


Starbright Award  - Volunteer
2001 - Don Uselman 
2002 - Geri Pope Bidwell 
2003 - Susan Morelli 
2004 - Billie Schilling 
2006 - Jenny Leis, Brenna Bell and John Brush 
2007 - Kelly Park 
2008 - Suzanne Bishop 


Starbright Award  - Professional
2001 - Jennifer Baumann 
2002 - Beth Burns
2003 - Shannon Beck 
2004 - Tom Geil 
2006 - Shannon Evers
2007 - Amanda Jarman 
2008 - Kristen Earl 
2010 - Flavia Arsenault 


Starbright Award
2012 - Benna Gottfried
2013 - Jessica Aleksy


*Starbright Award has always recognized excellence in development by individuals with less than 5-years experience. It has moved between professional and volunteer staff throughout its history and is currently given as a single award. 

*Outstanding Development Officer Award
1992 - Jo Ann Allen
1993 - Barbara Brunkow
1994 - Dotti Wilson
1995 - Steven Beaird
1996 - Judy Kearney
1997 - Ron Sumner
1998 - Sue Mosser Walcutt
1999 - Leslie Aaron 
2000 - Carol Koller
2001 - Lisa Wiebe
2002 - Kathleen Shelton
2003 - John Hawkins
2004 - Shari Lynn Scales
2006 - Jeri Alcock
2007 - Kathly Lynch Hostetler
2008 - Casey Woodward
2010 - Bryce Strang


*WVDO Leadership Award
1992 - Lynn Michael Allmeyer
1993 - Paulette Peynet 
1994 - Steven Ritchie 
1995 - Carol Law 
1996 - Kim Kono & Linda Magee
1997 - Wendy Sample
1998 - R. James Lillis
1999 - Amy Brown
2000 - John Connolly
2001 - Amy J. Gerver 

Amy J. Gerver WVDO Leadership Award
2002 - Judy Kearney 
2003 - Melissa Rose
2004 - Andy Nelson
2006 - Ellen Bussing
2006 - Cynthia Thompson
2008 - Cheryl Franceschi
2010 - Kim Freed


*selected by WVDO Board of Directors to recognize excellence and support from an outstanding WVDO member. 

Presidential Award for Philanthropic Service
2007 - Linda Wright (retired US Bank)
2010 - Carol Koller 


*Project Awards
1993 - Mark King  - Donor & Volunteer Recognition 
1993 - Carol Law - Campaign 
1993 - Paulette Peynet - Publications & Writing 
1993 - Elson Strahan 
1994 - Oregon Council of Teachers of English - President's Special Recognition 
1994 - Oregon Food Bank - Publications & Writing 
1994 - Paulette Peynet - Media Relations 
1995 - Karen Berlin 
1995 - Paulette Peynet - Publications & Writing 
1995 - Michael Roth - President's Special Recognition 
1996 - All Saint's School - Campaign 
1997 - Steven Ritchie - Campaign
1998 - Lori Cloninger Sweeney - Publications & Writing 
1998 - Morrison Center - Campaign
1999 - OMSI - Direct Mail
1999 - CARES NW - Special Event
2000 - Race for the Roses - Outstanding Event
2000 - Friends of the Children - Outstanding Event 
2001 - The Christie School - Outstanding Publication
2001 - Metropolitan Family Service - Outstanding Publication
2001 - American Red Cross - Outstanding Event 
2002 - National Psoriasis Foundation - Outstanding Publication
2002 - Tuality Healthcare: SALUD - Outstanding Event
2002 - New Avenues and Trillium: Kows for Kids - Collaboration 
2003 - Trillium Family Services - 2002 Annual Report - Outstanding Publication 
2003 - YWCA of Portland - "Gala in the Heart of the City” - Outstanding Event
2003 - African American Health Coalition, Inc. - Collaboration 
2004 - Salvation Army Cascade Division - 2003 Annual Report - Outstanding Publication 
2004 - Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation - Willamette Lock Fest - Outstanding Event 
2004 - Oregon Food Bank/KGW/Albertson's/US Bank Great Food Drive - Collaboration 
2006 - Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) Annual Report - Outstanding Donor Communication
2006 - Oregon Food Bank's Blues for Katrina - Outstanding Event 
2006 - Mercy Corps' Tsunami Fundraising Campaign - Outstanding E - Philanthropy 
2006 - "I Give Where I Live" Website & Giving Guide  - Collaboration of Washington Co. Charities - Outstanding E - Philanthropy 
2007 - Raphael House of Portland’s 2006 Domestic Violence Summit - Outstanding Event
2007 - Portland Children’s Museum’s 2006 Annual Report - Outstanding Donor Communication 
2008 - The Library Foundation’s Lifetime of Literacy Video - Outstanding Donor Communication Award
2008 - Beaverton Education Foundation’s 2007 Phone Campaign - Outstanding Event (operating budget under $500,000) 
2008 - Albertina Kerr Centers’ Spotlight on Kerr Century Celebration - Outstanding Event (operating budget over $500,000) 

*Project awards are no longer presented. The focus of the awards is on the people that create the projects, contact the donors and make an organization financially stable and successful. Without the people, the projects would not exist.


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