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Volunteer Educator

Daniel P. Spalding Volunteer Educator Award

The award recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in our local schools. An award of $5,000 will be presented to the recipient’s Fox Valley charity of choice.


  • An individual or group of people who volunteer their time and talents to benefit education in our local schools.
  • A volunteer or volunteer group with a distinctive passion to ensure students receive a comprehensive and quality education in our schools.
  • A volunteer or volunteer group who demonstrates continued leadership and commitment to improving and ensuring quality education in our schools.

Who qualifies?

An individual or group who meets the above criteria and who volunteers to improve the education of our children and of programs in local schools. Candidate must reside or do the majority of their volunteer work in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca or northern Winnebago counties.   Nomination form

2017 Recipient
Marie Waddell – She divided her $5,000 prize between CASA of the Fox Cities and the Ferber Elementary School endowment.  Video  Print Story

View past recipients

2016: Zero Tolerance: Teen Peer Education Troupe
2015: Lesanne Bohannon & Cindy Buchta
2014: Pete Abraham
2013: Merry Whipple & Rainy
2012: Greg Cheslock
2011: Brian Blazer
2010: Project Young Minds,
Volunteer Center of East
Central Wisconsin
2009: Mary Benthein
2008: Nancy Mazza
2007: Colleen Van Rooy
2006: Larry Musich
2005: Joyce Topinka
2004: Mary Furlon
2003: Norman Van Hulle
2002: Sam Bass
2001: Kim Schroeder
2000: Marge Schiebel
1999: Ruth Gresham
1998: Ruth Hanson