ADRP Past Award Winners

Volunteer Service  |  Founders Award  |  International Stewardship Awards

ADRP Volunteer Service Award

The ADRP Volunteer Service Award recognizes a current member of ADRP who, through current and cumulative efforts, has generously contributed his or her time and energy to advance the mission of the Association and the profession. Nominees may be visible, or work “behind the scenes”; they may have done something that made others go “wow” or worked quietly over time, following through with commitments and achieving results. This award will be presented each year, at the annual conference. The ADRP Volunteer Service Award recipient is selected by the awards committee of the ADRP Board of Directors.


ADRP Founders Award

The ADRP Founders Award recognizes the highest ideals of the donor relations and stewardship profession. Recipients are individuals who, through a lifetime of work, have had a significant and inspiring impact on donor relations. The ADRP Founders Award is not an annual award, but rather, is an occasional award to recognize, in a singular way, exemplars within our field.  

Award Winners

ADRP International Stewardship Awards (ADRP ISAs)

The ADRP ISAs have been established as the premier awards program recognizing excellence and outstanding accomplishments in donor relations. Following and expanding the model established by the successful introduction of the ADRP Film Festival, the ADRP ISAs accept nominations for excellence in five key categories: events, impact reporting, digital communications, video communications, and new program.

Events  |  Impact Reporting  |  Digital Communications  |  Video Communications  |  New Program  |  Committees


Outside the box, creative events that engage donors and help showcase donor impact.

Impact Reporting

Recognizing inspirational donor impact reports.

  • Capital Campaign Digital Stewardship Report - University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2019)
  • Acknowledging Transformational Impact - University of St. Thomas (2018)
  • University of Chicago (2017)

Digital Communications

Video Communications

New Program

ADRP International Stewardship Awards committees

Jessie Finley, Syracuse University
Debbie Meyers, Chautauqua Institution
Katie Bampfield, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Melissa Geisler, Kansas State University Foundation
Kim Johnson, American Cancer Society
Kelsi Jones, Oklahoma State University Foundation
Clare Mikhail, Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation
Corey Smentek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sarah Spiegel, Independent Contractor
Kerri Stancil, National Park Foundation
Kris Vasquez, University of California San Diego
Nicole Villanueva, University of California San Diego
Carol Wilkie, University of St. Thomas

Angela Altamore, ADRP Board Liaison, Kansas State University Foundation
Kelly Batstone, Drexel University
Gian Booker, Committee Chair, Temple University
Kelly Brennan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Isabel Lowney Brouhard, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Jennifer Hughes, National Park Foundation
Debbie Meyers, University of Maryland