OSF Children's Hospital

Community Advocacy Awards


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

28th Annual Community Advocacy Awards Now Open!

We are accepting nominations through 10/31/18.

Submit a Nomination


Each year, Community Advocacy Awards are presented in the following categories:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Group Award

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

All winners will receive an award and will be featured on the Children’s Hospital of Illinois website.