Annual Awards

United Way Annual Awards

In honor of Scotty McIntyre

This award is designed to honor and recognized an individual or couple who has a proven record of exceptional generosity and has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility. They epitomize give, advocate, and volunteer.

Previous Award Winners

2009
Myron (Mike) & Esther Wilson

2010
Jack Cosgrove

2011
Bob & Beth Allsop

2012
Joe Schimberg

2013
John & Dyan Smith

2014
Rex & Kathy Eno

2015
Terri Christoffersen

2016
Larry Helling

2017
Jared & Carol Hills

Russell & Louise Knapp established this award to honor the legacy of one of Cedar Rapids’ philanthropic leaders, Louise’s father, John Northcott. This award recognizes an individual volunteer who has been of outstanding service to United Way of East Central Iowa.

Previous Award Winners

1985
Dennis Boatman

1986
John Wasta

1987
Dave Miller

1988
Mike Wood

1989
Don Zierath

1990
Barry Spear

1991
Jack Evans

1994
Mike Schranz

1995
Kathy Eno

1996
Gary Streit

1999
Terri Christoffersen

2000
Dan Thies

2002
Bob Kucharski

2003
Jack Cosgrove

2004
Amy Johnson Boyle

2005
Chuck Peters/Rex Eno

2006
Bruce Anderson

2007
Dick Johnson

2008
Jim Tinker

2009
Katie Oberbroeckling

2010
Larry Helling

2011
Cindy Dietz

2012
Marc & Cathy Gullickson

2013
Ron Olson

2014
Jack & Matt Evans

2015
Brad Hart

2016
Jim Haddad

2017
Jon Bancks

This award was established in honor of Lynn Nichols, former President and CEO of United Way of East Central Iowa. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge outstanding professional leadership, services, and collaboration by a staff member from a United Way of East Central Iowa partner agency.

Previous Award Winners

2002
Don Maniccia, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

2003
Steve Meyer, Foundation 2

2004
Myrt Bowers, Witwer Center

2005
Dan Strellner, Aging Services

2006
John Watson, Goodwill Industries

2007
Diane Nelson, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

2008
All United Way of East Central Iowa Partner Agencies

2009
Jenny Schulz, Kids First Law

2010
Tim Wilson, Willis Dady Emergency Shelter

2011
Dr. Rhys B. Jones, Dental Health Center at St. Luke’s Hospital

2014
John Garringer, Area Substance Abuse Council

2015
Delaine Petersen, The Arc of East Central Iowa

2016
Joe Lock, Eastern Iowa Health Center

This award recognizes a person who has made extraordinary impact through services, represents dedication, commitment, and leadership in their profession and community, and serves as an inspiration to others in an effort to improve our community.

Previous Award Winners

2014
Shilo Knapp

2015
Kari Cooling

2016
Dr. Nate Klein

2017
Brooke Lentz