Bright Futures USA Community Champion Awards

Nominations are now being
accepted for 2017-2018!

Across our Bright Futures affiliate communities we have thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and treasure to support our youth. This award provides an opportunity to recognize and thank an individual who has gone above and beyond to serve children in your community.


The following criterion will be used to select the Evan Yoder Spirit of Service Award...

  • Consistently demonstrates a spirit of selfless commitment of time, talent and treasure to the work of Bright Futures by serving youth and education at the local level.
  • Revered as a notable positive role model to the school community through their work with educators and youth.
  • Testimonials from the community indicate the individual possesses a servant heart and lives each day in the spirit of service to children.
The nomination deadline for the 2017-2018 year was October 30, 2017. We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd Annual Evening of Champions on March 1, 2018, in Siloam Springs, AR to see who wins this year's awards.

2017 Evan Yoder Spirit of Service Award Winner

Barb Lake Neosho, Missouri

2017 Evan Yoder Spirit of Service Award Finalists

Vanessa Hargrave & Shelley Jansen Harrisonville, Missouri

Tracie Hulbert Lincoln County, Missouri

Chief Susan Rockeet Mexico, Missouri

2016 Evan Yoder Spirit of Service Award Winner

Janis C. "Jan" Reding Grain Valley, Missouri