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Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2020 Volunteer Service Award for Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

(ELGIN, IL – February 19, 2020) Judson University is seeking nominations for the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award and the Bea Wilson Youth Service Award, which are presented each year at Judson University’s Community Prayer Breakfast.

Both awards recognize candidates who have contributed to the greater good in the Fox Valley community by voluntarily serving others' physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs. The recognitions are given annually during Judson University's Community Prayer Breakfast, which will be held Monday, May 4.

Last year’s D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award recipient was Vivian Maly of Elburn, Ill. Maly has volunteered for the Boy Scouts of America, Kaneland School District, Right to Life of Kane County. Her work launching the TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin in 1996, included serving as a volunteer executive director and raising funds to purchase the nonprofit organization’s current building in Elgin, all while providing free pregnancy tests, emotional and spiritual support and material items such as diapers, formula, clothing, and the like, to those in need.

The Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award recognizes freshmen through juniors in high school in the Fox Valley for voluntarily performing community work that serves others’ physically, emotionally, intellectually or spiritually. The Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award winner will also receive a $3,000 scholarship annually to attend Judson University.

Last year, Judson awarded the Bea Wilson Youth Award to Kylee Siers, then a junior at Westminster Christian, an honor student, student ambassador at Westminster and at Westminster Presbyterian Church, representative on Student Council, captain of the soccer team, winner of ACSI Creating Writing Contest, member of National Honors Society and Community Outreach Club. Kylee also regularly volunteers at Illinois Park School, a public at-risk preschool in Elgin. She is also involved with community service for the homeless at Vineyard Church.

The awards were named in honor of D. Ray Wilson, a former Judson trustee and publisher of the Courier News, and his wife, Bea Wilson, who was a community champion of hope, service and hospitality.

All nominations must be submitted by the deadline, Wednesday, April 1.
Nominations for the awards can be submitted at these links:

D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award -

Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award-

Any questions about the Community Prayer Breakfast, award nominations or sponsorship can be emailed to All nominators and nominees are invited to attend the prayer breakfast. Nominees receive a complimentary ticket to the breakfast.

General admission tickets are $30. Table sponsorships are $500 for a table of eight guests. Tickets will be available beginning Sunday, March 1. Find out more information at

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