Volunteer of the Year Awards

This prestigious national award recognizes a USDF member who, through consistent and cumulative volunteer activities, has demonstrated exceptional commitment towards carrying out USDF’s mission. Nominations can be made by any current USDF GM or PM, with a winner being selected by the USDF Executive Board and recognized at the annual convention.

The Award

The recipient will be presented with a perpetual trophy at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention, which will be permanently housed in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, and will also receive a "keeper" trophy. The winner will also receive two complimentary tickets to the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet, a complimentary Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention registration for the year in which the award is received, and a $100 gift certificate to the USDF Store. There will also be a press release, and the winner will be featured in the Yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

Nominate a Volunteer

Send nomination forms or questions to:

USDF Volunteer of the Year
4051 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington KY 40511
Phone: (859) 971-2277
Email: voyaward@usdf.org

Past Award Winners

2023: Eleanor Brimmer, FL
2022: Gwen Ka'awaloa, CO
2021: Roberta Williams, FL
2020: Jean Kraus, MO
2019: Kristi Wysocki, WA
2018: Lois Yukins, MA
2017: Debbie DelGiorno, DE
2016: Sheila Woerth, KY
2015: Rosalind Kinstler, MI
2014: Terry Ciotti Gallo, FL
2013: Sally Davenport, MA
2012: Trenna Atkins, WA
2011: Miki Christophersen, KS
2010: Sherry Guess, OK
2009: Charles “Chuck” Smith, OH
2008: Beth Jenkins, MA
2007: Robert Higgins, FL
2006: Veronica Holt, CO
2005: Paul Cormier, MA
2004: Patsy Albers, MD
2003: Margee Koffler, KY
2002: Lloyd Landkamer, MN
2001: Gaye McCabe, OR
2000: Carol Kohrman, OH
1999: Gail VanDemoere, WA
1998: Janine Malone, NC