2021 Nomination Awards

Join us for our annual awards luncheon! Our luncheon is open to men and women. We are excited to announce our newest award: Business of the Year!

Goodwill Ambassador   •   Leadership Diversity  •  Care to Share  •  Lifetime Achievement  •  Agate Award
$1000 Not for Profit Grant  ~ Extraordinary Business of the Year




Goodwill Ambassador

The recipient of this award is a woman who is focused on community outreach, business and personal philanthropy efforts, who demonstrates leadership characteristics in our community with proven results.

Leadership in Diversity

The recipient of this award is a business leader who excels in the pursuit of cultural diversity and inclusion in the community or workplace.  She contributes to and enhances the environment through a sustained commitment to improve opportunities for Central PA. She is a leader who is dedicated to raising issues of diversity and inclusion and protecting civil and human rights.

Care To Share

The recipient of this award is a woman who shares her expertise to help others develop and grow. She creates a lasting and beneficial impact on business owners, leaders, and rising stars.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The recipient of this award is a woman who builds long-term business success, with strong community involvement and is adaptable in the changing business environment. She is innovative in her business strategy and recognized as a business leader.

Agate Award

Agate is the stone of strength & courage. This award is presented to the man who has demonstrated exceptional effort that have helped advance women in business. He is a champion for gender equality with a track record of investing in and supporting women in our community.

Business of the Year

This award recognizes a business who demonstrates a positive company culture, employee development, and job growth. They focus on using their business to grow their community via sponsorship, volunteerism, and community involvement. They are a leader in their industry who contributes to economic growth and providing value for residents living and working in Central PA.

Previous Winners


Goodwill Ambassador

2019 — Nancy Chavez | Randi’s House of Angels
2018 — Julie Walker | Choice Meetings | Payton Walker Foundation
2017 — Adrienne Thoman | Central penn college
2016 — Teri Jakob | Pinnacle Health Foundation
2015 — Christina Persson | Pinnacle Health

Leadership in Diversity Award

2019 — Lisa Lickers | Young Women Empowerment Academy
2018 — Aaysha Noor
| Asian American Pakistani Heritage Group
2017 — Deborah Vereen
| Vereen Promotions Group
2016 — Alexandra Oles
| The Hershey Company
2015 — Megan Peterson
| Central Penn College

Care to Share Award

2019 — Mary Clayton | PA Media Group
2018 — Beth Mihmet
| Hospice of Central PA
2017 — Tonya Lovelace | WOCN Inc
2016 — Dr. Karen Scolforo | Central Penn College
2015 — Cheryl Ciambotti | Perhaps Today Ministries
2014 — Kathy George | Cedar Cliff Subway
2013 — Carol Aranos | Americhoice Federal Credit Union

Agate Award

2019 — Todd Snovel | Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs
2018 — Nick Mickley
| ‎iHeartMedia
2017 — Marvin Worthy | Worthy Consulting Training, LLC

Lifetime Achievement

2019 — Patti Husic | Centric Bank
2018 — Kathleen Bentley
| Perry County Literacy Council
2017 — Leigh Hurst
| Feel Your Boobies
2016 — Lucy Gnazzo
| Gnazzo Promotions
2015 — Margaret Delmonico | PSECU
2014 — Lauri Fitzpatrick | Wears Like New
2013 — Paula Kostick | Classic Dry Cleaner

Business of the Year

2019 — Carlisle Bowen Works
2018 — Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Nonprofit Grant

2019 — Skyler Wenger Scholarship Foundation 
2018 — Addison Grace DIPG Foundation
2017 — Peace Promise
2016 — Children’s Resource Central
2015 — Downtown Daily Bread
2014 — Big Brothers Big Sisters
2013 — Project Share

$5000 Central Penn College Scholarship

2017 — MIchelle Hoffer
2016 — Christina Moon
2015 — Gillian Lawrence