Nominations & Awards
Nominations are Due by April 17, 2023
Nominate a Community Servant
The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award
The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award is presented annually during the prayer breakfast to the candidate who has contributed to the greater good within the greater Elgin community by voluntarily serving others’ physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs. Seeing a need for a prayer breakfast in the Fox Valley area, D. Ray Wilson (1926 – 2003) established one at Judson University in 1989. Since Wilson was well known in the community for his tireless hours of volunteering, the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award was begun in his honor after his death in 2003.
Nominate a Youth Volunteer
The Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award
The Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award honors Beatrice Joy (Daffer) Wilson, wife of the former Judson Trustee D. Ray Wilson. Mrs. Bea Wilson, who passed away in March 2017, was a community champion of hope, service and hospitality. Through this award, Judson will extend a scholarship to a deserving high school student (freshman through junior) for their service to the community. The Youth Volunteer Service Award will recognize freshmen through juniors in high school for voluntarily performing community work that serves others’ physically, emotionally, intellectually or spiritually. The winner will also receive a $3,000 scholarship annually to attend Judson University.
Sponsor a Table
Table Sponsorship for Business: $500*
Organizations and businesses wishing to sponsor a table will host a table for eight guests during the breakfast. Sponsors will be recognized in the program and displayed on table signs. Please provide a high quality logo with your order.
Table Sponsorship for Churches: $300*
Churches wishing to sponsor a table will host a table for eight guests during the breakfast. Sponsors will be recognized in the program and displayed on table signs. Please provide a high quality logo with your order
*A portion of your ticket is a donation to the Judson Annual Fund. This fund supports student scholarships, strengthens student development and spiritual growth, upholds excellence in education and maintains classrooms.