Caring Community Award Breakfast

A celebration of 20 years of bringing caring community to life

A time to celebrate positive transformative servant leadership

  • Join us in a shared table to capture & foster community connections
  • Reflect + celebrate the servant-leaders among us

Program Details

TIME: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Networking Buffet Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Event Program presenting the recipient of this year’s Caring Community Award and featured speaker.


LOCATION: UW-Oshkosh at Fond du Lac Campus Commons 400 University Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Program Highlights

Featured Speaker: Kristin Steede, co-founder of GoldenLink Training & Coaching and BrightSpots Strategy Solutions.


An enthusiastic servant leader, she is on a mission to open doors by opening minds. Promoting resilience, possibility, and a shared vision of helping others live the authentic life of their choosing. Using her value of alignment, Kristin models confident vulnerability by sharing stories of her lived and learned experiences that demonstrate growth, humility, and self-awareness.


Presentation of the 2022 Virginia Gilmore Caring Community Award. Virginia “Ginny” Gilmore is the foundress of Sophia Partners. Learn more about her story here.

Sophia Caring Community Award Recipients:

In 2012, the Sophia Foundation board began recognizing and sharing stories of individuals, organizations or groups that are making significant contributions to creating a more caring community through servant leadership with its annual Caring Community Award. Award recipients are role models who exemplify an extraordinary commitment to nurturing the spirit, dignity and potential of all people through acts of servant leadership.  Past award recipients include:

  • 2022     Renamed Award in Ginny L. Gilmore’s honor
  • 2018     Fond du Lac Noon and Morning Rotary Clubs
  • 2017     Festival Foods
  • 2016     Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
  • 2015     Joe & Dawn Colwin and Mid-States Aluminum
  • 2014     Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
  • 2012     Fond du Lac Police Department