Do Something Great Award Recipients

Honoring those who have made the greatest impact in legacy donations in Macon County

Each year the Decatur Legacy group honors amazing individuals who represent the very best of our community: they are transformative leaders, diverse thinkers, eager trailblazers, and prominent philanthropists — each a shining beacon of possibility, change, and hope for Macon County. Do Something Great honorees represent the best and brightest of Macon County's philanthropists and exemplify the common bonds that connect us. They are our heroes.

Award Recipients

2019 Awards

  • Sue Powell as Outstanding Nonprofit Organization Professional
  • Missy Batman for 15 years of service at The Community Foundation
  • Regan Deering as Outstanding Board Member/Volunteer
  • Chris Siudyla as Outstanding Professional Partner
  • Mary Cave as Outstanding Young Philanthropist
  • Jack and Barbara McCoy for the Robert and Bev Ketenbrick Community Commitment Award

2018 Awards

  • Doug and Peg Schmalz, nominated by Decatur Memorial Foundation
  • Mark and Tappi McLeod, nominated by St. Teresa High School and Educational Foundation
  • John Ullrich Foundation, nominated by Millikin University
  • TS and Juanita Ballance (posthumously), nominated by Millikin University
  • Peggy Madden, nominated by Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Norma Augustine (posthumously), nominated by Community Foundation of Macon County
  • Dr. Ed and Anne Elliott, nominated by Decatur Family YMCA

2017 Awards

  • Shondra Lynch, nominated by Decatur Memorial Foundation
  • Mark Barthelemy, nominated by Webster Cantrell Hall
  • Andreas Foundation, nominated by Millikin University
  • Nancy Handegan, nominated by Community Foundation of Macon County

2016 Awards

  • Dr. William Barnes and Mrs. Sue Hagaman, nominated by Decatur Memorial Foundation
  • Bill and Betty Braun, nominated by St. Mary’s Hospital
  • David and Norma Fathauer, nominated by Millikin University
  • Anne and Leo Pondelick, nominated by The Community Foundation of Macon County

2015 Awards

  • Mark and Susan Avery, nominated by The Community Foundation of Macon County
  • David J. Rathje, nominated by Millikin University
  • Dr. and Mrs. Roy Tsuda, nominated by Macon County Conservation Foundation
  • Jon and Kim Robinson, nominated by St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Dr. Joseph Schrodt, nominated by Community Health Improvement Center

2014 Awards

  • Bob and Kathy Wiesemann, nominated by St. Teresa High School
  • Jim Livasy, nominated by Millikin University
  • TS and Juanita Ballance Foundation, nominated by Millikin University
  • Frank Tyrolt, nominated by St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Ed Kauffman, nominated by Macon County Conservation Foundation
  • Doug and Peg Schmalz (second time for them), nominated by Decatur Area Arts Council

2013 Awards

  • Schaub Family, nominated by Decatur Park District
  • Jack and Barbara McCoy, nominated by Millikin University
  • Dell and Evelyn Carroll Estate, nominated by Richland Community College
  • Dr. Alan and Beth Frigy, nominated by Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Charlotte Hanks and Tom Malenchek, nominated by Project Read
  • Frank Rolf (deceased), nominated by Millikin University

2012 Awards

  • Troy Swinford, nominated by Community Foundation of Macon County
  • Andreas Foundation and Andreas Families, nominated by Millikin University
  • Kit Paulin, nominated by Millikin University

2011 Awards

  • Lauri and Bud Pilling, nominated by Millikin University
  • Norm and Harriet Greenberg, nominated by Macon County Conservation District
  • Betty Q. Smith, nominated by Decatur YMCA
  • Scott Murphy, nominated by The Community Foundation of Decatur/Macon County

2010 Awards

  • Sandy and Ritchie Barnett, nominated by Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Charles Perkinson, nominated by Millikin University
  • Darrell Parish, nominated by Dove, Inc.

2009 Awards

  • John Cobb, nominated by Richland Community College Foundation
  • Carol Craig, nominated by Millikin University
  • Bill and Nancy Eichenhauer, nominated by Millikin University
  • Jim Romano, nominated by Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Walter and Alice Scherer Trust, nominated by Richland Community College Foundation

2008 Awards

  • Erik Brechnitz, Brechnitz Group of Raymond James, nominated by Millikin University
  • Bernie Naber, nominated by BabyTALK

2007 Awards

  • Robert Pancoast, Main Street Bank and Trust, nominated by Richland Community College Foundation
  • Wally Sparks, The Brechnitz Group of Raymond James, nominated by Millikin University
  • Bob and Lucy Smith, nominated by Baby TALK
  • Peggy Madden, nominated by Millikin University
  • Paul and Verlyn Rosenberger, nominated by Easter Seals Central Illinois
  • Kevin Breheny, nominated by The Community Foundation of Decatur/Macon County

2006 Awards

  • Dick Dechert, nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Ramona Borders, nominated by Scovill Zoo
  • Dr. Nick Vlachos, nominated by Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Glenn, nominated by Millikin University
  • T.G. Bolen, nominated by Millikin University

2005 Awards

  • Guy Williams, nominated by Millikin University
  • Duane and Joan Rolf Avis, nominated by Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • Darrell and Ursula Beck, nominated by Millikin University
  • Doug and Peg Schmalz, nominated by Boys and Girls Club of Decatur
  • Bob and Phyllis Schwandt, nominated by Richland Community College

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