Past Honorees

Champions Gala Honorees

Every year we honor our Champions of Inclusion and Bubel Aiken Founders’ Award winners at the Champions Gala. Our Champions of Inclusion are selected for their considerable efforts to ensure no one sits on the sidelines and to make sure that all people can be included together and experience all that life has to offer. The Bubel Aiken Founders’ Award winners are  individuals, organizations, and/or teams who have displayed dedication and commitment to the National Inclusion Project and its mission of inclusion.

2016

Champions of Inclusion

  • Christopher Duffley
  • Broadway Musical – Spring Awakening

Founders’ Award

  • Meryle Gitto

2015

Champions of Inclusion

  • Hunter and Braden Gandee
  • P&G
  • Marlana Vanhoose

Founders’ Award

  • Linda Learn
  • Lynda Loveland

2014

Champions of Inclusion

  • Richie Parker
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Gracie and Quincy Latkovski

Founders’ Award

  • Sally Pinnix
  • Jessie Bari

2013

Champions of Inclusion

  • Habitat, International
  • Tim and Keith Harris
  • Team Long Brothers

Founders’ Award

  • Cindy Skuce
  • Mona Hood

2012

Champions of Inclusion

  • Bridget and Nancy Brown
  • Steve Eidelman
  • Loretta Claiborne

Founders’ Award

  • Shelley Anderson
  • Priscilla Brame

2011

Champions of Inclusion

  • Kevin Connolly
  • Chris Burke
  • Walgreens

Founders’ Award

  • Margi DeLuca

2010

Champions of Inclusion

  • I AM NORM
  • Darius Goes West
  • PepsiCo EnAble

Founders’ Award

  • Illinois Voices for Inclusion

2009

Champions of Inclusion

  • Dr. Gregory Byrne, Patrick Henry Hughes and John Henry Hughes
  • The Sparkle Effect
  • Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc

Founders’ Award

  • Marti Ford

2008

Champions of Inclusion

  • Rich Donovan
  • Dan Habib & Betsy McNamara
  • CVS Caremark

2007

Champions of Inclusion

  • Jonathan Bunzey
  • Jim Johnson
  • Beta Alpha Volunteers
  • State Farm Insurance