Since its inception at the Annual Membership meeting in May 1985, 54 Junior League of St. Louis members have been honored as recipients of the Drue Lane Webster Volunteer Service Award. Nominations are due in the spring each year, and winners are announced at that year’s Annual Meeting in May.
The award recognizes JLSL members who exemplify the spirit and purpose of JLSL through a commitment to voluntarism through combined “hands-on” service and leadership roles.
So who’s your Drue?
Any Active or Sustaining member is eligible for this award, which Drue Lane Webster’s family established after her death, in honor of her commitment to life as an active volunteer and leader in the St. Louis area. The honoree each year is given $500, which is then donated to her favorite St. Louis community nonprofit.
Since 1985, $27,000 has been donated by JLSL on behalf of the Drue Lane Webster Volunteer Service Award recipients.
Forward nominations or questions about the process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019: Maureen Strasheim (A), Haven of Grace; Karen Heath (S), National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Louis (NAMI)
2018: Christine Adams (A), St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association; Chrisitne Lineback (S), Junior League of St. Louis Glass Slipper Project
2017: Eileen Niesen (A), Books for STL Kids; Heather Chaney (S), Access Academies
2016: No award given
2015: Sally Lefler (S), The Midland Music Institute of The Salvation Army Midland Division
2014: Karen Davis (A), CHADS Coalition
2013: Patty Dolson (A), Covenant House of Missouri; Karen McFarland (S), Nurses for Newborns
2012: Munnie Pacino (S), Caring for Kids
2011: Pamela Krekeler (A), Lift for Life; Frances A. Gay (S), Junior League of St. Louis
2010: Rita Wylie (A), Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition; Jane Towater (S), YWCA of Metro St. Louis-Sexual Assault Center
2009: Elizabeth Goad (A), V.O.I.C.E.S. for Children; Mimi Denes (S), Junior League of St. Louis
2008: Heather Winsby (A), First Book – St. Louis; Diane Kerckhoff (S), St. Joseph Catholic Church
2007: Debbie Davis (A), Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure; Ellen Jones (S), Junior League of St. Louis
2006: Cindy Licavoli (A), Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition; Pat Fogle (S), Life Skills
2005: Elly Painter (A), Lydia’s House; Joanne Arnold Strathearn (S), St. John’s Mercy Foundation (Women’s and Children’s Health Center at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center)
2004: Margie Kransberg Lazarus (A), Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital; Jane McElwee (S),
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
2003: Anne Rosenberg (A), St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation
2002: Colleen Mehan (A), Belle Center; Patty Alvarez (S), Assistance League of St. Louis (Operation School Bell)
2001: Dena Ladd (A), Citizenss for Missouri’s Children; Marianne Fournie (S), Epworth Children and Family Services
2000: Debbie Genung (A), St. Louis Komen Race for the Cure
1999: Dee Harvill (A), The Salvation Army; Kay Kinsella (S), Villa Marie
1998: Bette Mueller (A), The Salvation Army Hope Center for Children; Maggie Albers (S), Beyond Housing (formerly Ecumenical Housing Production Co.)
1997: Julie Latz (A), American Red Cross; Anne McAlpin (S), MICDS Leadership Program
1996: Sally Jones (A), American Red Cross; Sam Cocking (S), Cord Blood Bank at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
1995: Linda Estell (A), Nursery Foundation of St. Louis; Becky Zaccarello (S), Edgewood Children’s Center
1994: Liz Sprague (A), American Diabetes Association, Missouri Affiliate; Pat McKinnis (S), The Salvation Army Hope Center of Children
1993: Joni Karandjeff (A), Junior League of St. Louis (Capital Campaign); Sharon Olson (S), St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Leukemia Research and Bone Marrow Transplant Department
1992: Midge Crider (A), Nursery Foundation of St. Louis; Lynn Hill (S), Beyond Housing (formerly Ecumenical Housing Production Co.)
1991: Hilary Hartung (A), Community in Partnership Family Center; Connie Lohr (S), St. Louis Children’s Hospital
*1990: Patti Mallicote (A), The Children’s Foundation of St. Louis, Inc.; Peg Goddard (S), Junior League of St. Louis B Landscaping for New Building
1989: Kathi Tacony (A), Southside Day Nursery
1988: Claire Devoto (A), St. Vincent De Paul Society (Milk for the Homeless Children Program)
1987: Sam Gould (A), Life Seekers
1986: Lucie Garnett(A), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
1985: Ann Babington (A), Saint Augustine’s Senior Citizen Center
*Sustainer Award Established in 1990
(A) Active (S) Sustainer