Award Winners

Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award

This award was established by AJLI in recognition of the vision of Mary Harriman, the founder of the Junior League in the United States. It honors a member whose volunteer efforts provide a contemporary link to Harriman’s sense of social responsibility and her ability to motivate others to share their talents through volunteer service. The Junior League of Kansas City is honored to have two recipients of this prestigious award:

Awd_Win_1_1Adele Hall  1996

Causes:  Philanthropy, Voluntarism, Child Welfare, Education

“The Junior League is a wonderful opportunity for brilliant women to network – to find that this person has a strength that this other person does not have, but together the sum of the parts is much more than the whole would be without them.” 
     – Adele Hall, 2012

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Awd_Win_2_1Mary Shaw “Shawsie” Branton  2011

Causes:  Child Welfare, Diversity

“If there is a need, fill it. It’s not what you have, it’s what you do.”
     – Shawsie Branton, 2011

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Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is the Junior League of Kansas City’s highest award, given annually to a member (or members) who has shown outstanding leadership and service in her community.

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2006

Jerry Vaughan

Lisa Schellhorn

Mina Steen

Jan Rowe

Jinny McCoy

Ellen Hockaday

100th Anniversary – no award given

Jan Marcason

Addie Ward

Paget Higgins

Barbara Marshall

Diane Johnson

Bunni Copaken and Julie Schoemehl

Vicky Leonard and Laura Chisholm

Ginny Beall and Dolly Wood

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Audrey Langworthy and Julie Lattimer

Caroline McKnight and Jennifer Breedlove

Leslie Whitaker and Polly Kramer

Shirley Helzberg and Lynne O’Connell

Hazel Hillix Barton Wells

Martha Jane Starr and Susan Belger Angulo

Joan Marsh and Ann Sundeen

Mary Jane Barnes

Judy Hunt and Lisa Adkins

Charline Schmelzer and Lydia Butler

Trula Guiou Hunt and Kate Gibson

Georgia Lynch and Linda Lyon

Susie Hughes and Jeanne Sosland

Mary Hunkeler and Jean Maneke

Mary Shaw Branton and Marianne Kilroy

Adele Hall

 

Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award

The Branton/Hall Award was named in memory and honor of Shawsie Branton and Adele Hall and recognizes like-minded individuals who continue their legacy of creating positive social impact in Kansas City. See more.

2021 Mamie Hughes
2020 SuEllen Fried
2019 David Oliver
2018 Alfred P. Mauro, Sr.