Awards

Katherine Kennedy Brown Community Leadership Award

In conjunction with the Junior League of Dayton’s 80th anniversary celebration, the Katharine Kennedy Brown Community Leadership Award was created in honor of the service of Junior League of Dayton Sustainers. Named in honor of the first President of the Junior League of Dayton, the award is to be presented annually to a Sustainer in recognition of her demonstrated dedication and commitment to voluntarism, the Junior League of Dayton mission and vision, and service to the greater Dayton community.

Any Sustainer in good standing is eligible for nomination by another Junior League of Dayton member, a community member, a family member, or through self-nomination. A five-member selection panel comprised of the current Junior League of Dayton President, the Membership VP, the Sustainer representative to the Executive Board, the immediate past Sustainer representative to the Executive Board, and a member of the Community Advisory Board will review the nominations and select the annual recipient. (If either Sustainer representative is a nominee, she will recuse herself from the panel and the President will select another Sustainer representative to participate as a panel member.) The Membership VP will manage the nomination process and act as secretariat to the panel. The award is to be presented at the annual dinner/meeting in May.

Recipients to date are:

  • 2001 Anne Sawyer Greene (Mrs. John B. Greene)
  • 2002 Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering
  • 2003 Ruth “Pfeife” Smith (Mrs. Frederick C. Smith)
  • 2004 Lois Huston Ross
  • 2005 Sarah “Sally” McBride Solarek
  • 2006 Wendy Broad Scholl
  • 2007 Marcy Wells
  • 2008 Betsy Whitney
  • 2009 Martha (Marty) Bowman Ebeling
  • 2010 Patti Edmonson
  • 2011 Kit England
  • 2012 Rita Price
  • 2013 Susan Katz
  • 2014 Joyce Young
  • 2015 Chris Saunders
  • 2016 Judy Cook
  • 2017 Michelle Volmar
  • 2018 Laura Woeste

Sally Riffle Award for Innovative Leadership

The Sally Riffle Award for Innovative Leadership Award recognizes the nominee’s innovation and enthusiasm in furthering the mission of the Junior League of Dayton in one or more of the following areas:

  • Promoting voluntarism
  • Developing the potential of young women
  • Improving the Greater Dayton community
  • Promoting healthy families
  • Promoting the Junior League of Dayton
  • Fund development

Recipients to date are:

  • 2013 – Maribeth Graham
  • 2014 – Jenni Roer
  • 2015 – Ellie Shulman & Mary Hossier
  • 2016 – Jessica Saunders
  • 2017 – Danielle Page
  • 2018- Susan Gruenberg

Silvio Family Memorial Scholarship

The Silvio Family Memorial Scholarship was established in memory and in celebration of the lives of JLD active member, Sheilah Johnson Silvio, and her husband and twin sons whose lives were tragically ended as a result of an automobile accident in December 1999. Due to the longtime commitment of Sheilah’s family to helping youths and the family’s active involvement with the St. Joseph Children’s Treatment Center (CTC), the JLD chose to honor the Silvio family’s memory through the establishment of a scholarship fund. An award will be presented annually to a student at St. Joseph’s CTC who wishes to further his/her post high school education or training.

Recipients to date are:

  • 2001 Mr. James Adorno
  • 2002 Mr. Christian Hain
  • 2003 Mr. Robert Franklin Shutts
  • 2004 Ms. Melissa Goodpasture
  • 2006 Ms. I’esha Norwood
  • 2008 Ms. Latia C. Layne