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EVENT CANCELLED - Monday, May 4, 2020

For the first time in 32 years, Judson University will not hold its annual Community Prayer Breakfast in an effort to protect the health of the community as the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic. While the breakfast which was scheduled for May 4 will not be held, Judson University will continue to recognize community volunteers with the D. Ray Wilson Community Volunteer award and the Bea Wilson Youth Award. The nomination deadline for these awards has been extended until April 20. The recognitions will be announced at a future Judson University event in the fall.


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. 

Learn more about D. Ray Wilson and the nomination process for award on the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award Nomination page.


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. 

Nominate youth by using the Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award nomination page. 

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Table Sponsorship -- $500*
Sponsor Table 2017Organizations and businesses that signed up to sponsor a table will be notified that the event has been cancelled.

Questions? Call 847-628-2076

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