Community Advocacy Awards


OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois recognizes advocates throughout Central Illinois who are making a difference in the lives of children.

Congratulations to this years award winners!

Dr. Mary Schultz Physician Award

Recognizes a physician who has spent his or her career improving the lives of children by providing outstanding medical care.

2019 Recipient – Dr. Sally Jo Winek


Bill Houlihan Professional Award

Recognizes a professional who advocates for children through their work, going over and beyond the daily expectations to improve the lives of children.

2019 Recipient – TIE - Gail Eaton and Shelley Lee


Christine Zak-Edmonds Volunteer Award

Recognizes those adults who embrace children and their issues, offer their time and talents as a volunteer to improve the lives of children.

2019 Recipient – Reverend James De Loatche


Joey Stowell Youth Award

Recognizes a person, 18 years or younger, whose unique accomplishments have improved the quality of life for children and/or teens in central Illinois.

2019 Recipient – Kaden Moore


Group Award

Recognizes a company or organization that works continually over time in a variety of ways to improve the lives of children.

2019 Recipient – New Beginnings Worship Center


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