Impact Awards

At Sophia, we recognize & celebrate the inspiring and transformative individuals, organizations, and groups in our Fond du Lac community and beyond who are making a difference in the lives of others as servant-leaders.

These awards are a way to acknowledge the servant-leaders who are creating caring communities in the world!


Virginia L. Gilmore Caring Community Award

Since 2012, Sophia has begun recognizing extraordinary individuals, organizations, or groups that embody servant leadership in the community with the Caring Community Award. This celebration is an opportunity for recognizing and sharing stories of those who are making significant contributions to creating a more caring community.

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Ripple-Maker Award

The Ripple-Maker Award is for individuals, groups, or organizations who cast the first stone to create something truly impactful – in other words, create meaningful ripples.

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Ann McGee-Cooper Spirit of Servant Leadership Award

The Ann McGee-Cooper Spirit of Servant Leadership Award celebrates people who enrich the lives of individuals, build better organizations, and ultimately, create a more caring and just world. As a community-benefit nonprofit, we are proud to honor Ann’s life & celebrate individuals who meet this definition!

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