Community Advocacy Awards

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Children's Hospital of Illinois recognizes advocates throughout Central Illinois who are making a difference in the lives of children.

Nominations are now closed for the 2014 awards. Nominations will re-open in January for next year’s awards program.

2014 Award Winners


Each year, Community Advocacy Awards are presented in the following categories:

Bill Houlihan Professional Award

Recognizes a professional who advocates for children through their work, going over and beyond the daily expectations to improve the lives of children.

Christine Zak-Edmonds Volunteer Award

Recognizes those adults who embrace children and their issues, offer their time and talents as a volunteer to improve the lives of children.

Joey Stowell Youth Award

Recognizes a person, 18 years or younger, whose unique accomplishments have improved the quality of life for children and/or teens in central Illinois.

Group Award

Recognizes a company or organization that works continually over time in a variety of ways to improve the lives of children.

All winners will receive an award and will be featured on the Children’s Hospital of Illinois website.  

View Past Winners!