This award is given annually to honor the volunteer(s) who has made the biggest diffrence that year. It was initially designated for backstage volunteers only, but has been broadened to include volunteers in any aspect of the theatre. Awarded since 1975.

(Carmie Wolfe, Topeka High School teacher and philanthropist, made it possible for TCT to hire a resident director and to make the down-payment on TCT’s first permanent home, the Warehouse Theatre on the Levee in North Topeka, with her bequest in 1972.)

1975-76 Paul Beauchamp 1976-77 Dorothy Radcliff Self
1977-78 Deanne Hardenburger 1978-79 Naomi Lawson
1979-80 Jo Centlivre 1980-81 Harold & Lois Lynn
1981-82 Carol Benoit 1982-83 Debra Heacock
1983-84 Kathi Killman 1984-85 Jennifer Buttell & John Duff
1985-86 Ernie Hendricks* 1986-87 Dee Butterfield
1987-88 Verne Stephens* 1988-89 John Heller*
1989-90 Jo Centlivre 1990-91 Allison Hartley
1991-92 Melinda Cooper & Verne Morlan* 1992-93 Charles Andrews
1993-94 Twink Lynch 1994-95 Doug Exline & Frank Schultz
1995-96 Deb Bruner 1996-97 Kathi Killman
1997-98 Adam Jenks 1998-99 Kate Stires
1999-00 Melinda Cooper 2000-01 Candice Massie
2001-02 Cliff Alfrey 2002-03 Phyllis West
2003-04 Martin “Cody” Peterson 2004-05 Virginia Starr
2005-06 The Remp Family – Raymond, Jo Ann, Kimberly & Melanie 2006-07 Gary Bodenheimer
2007-08 Melissa Quirarte 2008-09 Sara Myer
2009-10 Frank Schultz 2010-11 Jeff Montague
2011-12 Thomas J. Hughes, Jr. 2012-13 Roger McCauley
2013-14 Shannon Oldham 2014-15 Tanya Dorf Brunner
2015-16 Denise Butterfield
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