Iowa Character Awards

We annually present the Iowa Character Awards.  Since 2005, we have recognized more than 100 Iowans for showing good character.

All nominees and recipients are invited to attend the Iowa Character Awards dinner on July 31 at Prairie Meadows Events and Conference Center.

Eventbrite - Iowa Character Awards 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 Award Recipients!

Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award:  Rich Willis and Suku Radia

Champion of Character Award:  Ed Banach

Partner of the Year Award:  Tim Vorland Photography

Citizen of Character (Adult) Award:  Tyler Leech

Citizen of the Year (Youth) Award:  Ethan Lowder

School of Character Award:  Cardinal Community Schools

School Organization of Character Award:  Washington High School SADD

Educator of Character Award:  Gary Janssen

Organization of Character Award:  Harbaugh-Williams Education Promise

Pursuing Victory With Honor Award:  Springville Girls Basketball

Aaron Eilerts Community Service Award:  Abigail Hammer

Mascot of Character: Crash, Iowa Wild


Honorable Mentions:

Dave Kissinger

Cindy Dagel

Maggie Wachiowiak

Carlisle Elementary

Key Club Spirit Lake

Melissa Scheetz

Ryan Berg

Kiwanis Black Squirrel Atkins Club

RE/MAX Home Group

Bondurant Farrar Speech Team

Drake University Women’s Basketball



Meet Past Recipients


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