The Richard Scofield Award recognizes exemplary service and leadership in the afterschool profession throughout the state of Illinois.
Recognition is awarded annually to an outstanding afterschool professional. This award will be presented to a person who has not only made a positive contribution to the field of afterschool in the State of Illinois, but who exhibits career proficiency and personal excellence, serving as a model for all afterschool professionals.
Please feel free to nominate someone for the Richard Scofield Award by downloading an application on the link below.
Richard Scofield Recipients
2005- Adam M. Alonso
2006- Curtis L. Peace, Jr.
2007- Noelia Roldan
2008- Jolie Finkbiner
2009- Valery Sheppard
2010- Dave Robisch
2011- Kathy Kloppenburg
2012- Jill Bradley
2013- Shelley Bromberek-Lambert
2014- Dr. Guy Schumacher
2015- Priscilla Steinmetz
2016 – Sandy Davin
2017 – Leonette Coates
2018 – Karrie Reuter
IAN Best Practice Program Award
The IAN Best Practice Program Award recognizes an afterschool and/or youth development program in the state of Illinois. This special program is recognized for exemplary and innovative program practices and services. Recognition is awarded annually to a program that exhibits program excellence, serving as a model for all afterschool and youth development programs. For more information please click on the link below.
Best Practice Award Recipients
2010 Garden of Prayer Youth Center – Kankakee, Illinois
2011 North Lawndale YMCA – Chicago, Illinois
2012 Champions Program – Woodland School Dist #50 – Gages Lake, Illinois
2013 Christopher House – Logan Square Site – Chicago, Illinois
2014 Concordia Place – Chicago, Illinois
2015 Adventures in Learning – Chicago, Illinois
2016 – Erie Neighborhood House – Chicago, Illinois
2017 – Family Focus Lawndale, 21st CCLC Afterschool Program
2018 – Build Chicago
The Deb Nelson Board of Director’s Leadership Award
The IAN Deb Nelson Board of Director’s Leadership Award is named in honor of Deborah Jolyn Wildrick Nelson who passed away in May of 2009, from complications in her battle with Lymphoma cancer at the age of 51. Deb was instrumental in the continued development of Illinois AfterSchool Network (IAN) during her terms as President of the Board of Directors from 1994 until 1997.
The IAN Deb Nelson Board of Director’s Leadership Award is awarded to a Board of Director, Member at Large or Regional Facilitator that goes beyond the call of duty in their specific region and serves as a role model to help expand services of afterschool and youth development throughout the state of Illinois. For more information please click on a link below.
Deb Nelson Award Recipient
2010 Carole Franke
2011 Stacie Ealey
2012 Chris Bzdon
2013 Tony Stahl
2014 Carole Franke
2015 Dale Hanstad
2016 Sheila Henson
2017 Queen Drake
2018 Christy Allen
Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees