Each year Safe Kids Austin presents awards to coalition members who have notably and consistently supported the coalition’s mission and vision throughout the year. These members demonstrate exceptional commitment to prevent unintentional childhood injuries and create safer communities.

2017 Award Winners

Friend of the Year: Univision Austin, presented to Fely Garcia
Ambassador Award: David Zane
Coalition Champion: Johnny Humphreys
Service Awards: La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity and Dell Children’s Medical Center Volunteer Services Department led by Jen Zwillenberg

2016 Award Winners

Friend of the Year: Emily Amps, Chief of Staff, and the Office of State Representative Chris Turner

2016 Friend of the Year Award Winners

Ambassador Award: Stephanie Trevino

2016 Ambassador Award Winner

Coalition Champion: Rhonda Bolick

2016 Coalition Champion

2015 Award Winners

Friend of the Year: Fox 7 Austin

2015 Friend of the Year Award Winner

Ambassador Award: Alissa Magrum

2015 Ambassador Award Winner

Coalition Champion: Beth Warren

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Award Descriptions

Safe Kids Austin Friend of the Year Award (Board-selected)

The Safe Kids Austin Friend of the Year Award recognizes a Safe Kids Austin community partner organization that has consistently and notably supported Safe Kids Austin in achieving Safe Kids Austin’s mission and vision throughout the year.

Safe Kids Austin Ambassador Award (Member-selected)

The Safe Kids Austin Ambassador Award recognizes a Safe Kids Austin member who embodies the Safe Kids Austin mission and vision. This member is committed to creating a safer community to prevent childhood injuries by leading injury prevention initiatives in the Austin-area, frequently collaborating with and assisting other members with injury prevention programs or activities, and/or providing materials, resources, or assistance to other members when needed.

Safe Kids Austin Coalition Champion Award (Coordinator-selected)

The Safe Kids Austin Coalition Champion Award recognizes a Safe Kids Austin member who has consistently supported the Safe Kids Austin Coordinator in coalition activities and initiatives. The Coalition Champion demonstrates dedication to the coalition and regularly provides assistance to the coordinator to achieve coalition goals.

Safe Kids Austin Service Award (Board-selected)

The Safe Kids Austin Service Award recognizes organizations or individuals for their significant contribution to Safe Kids Austin and the Greater Austin community throughout the year.