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October 24, 2017

Honoring those who persist in the vision of communities where people with disabilities can participate, contribute, and belong.

Midtown Center, holland, michigan
5:30pm

 
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History


History


 

The Ability Award began in 2011 as a way to honor Disability Network/ Lakeshore's Founding Director, Ruth Stegeman, who served in the organization's leadership for two decades. During her career with Disability Network/ Lakeshore, Ruth had a strong passion to advocate for inclusive communities for people with disabilities.

The Ability Award was created to honor and perpetuate that spirit by recognizing people in our community who share the same passion and are making progress in the advancement of creating inclusive communities. Each year, as Ability Award recipients are awarded, we hope that the recognition of their efforts will inspire others to take action.

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Past Award Winners


Past Award Winners


 

2011: Dan Wedge

2012: Louise Shumaker

2013: Donna Bunce

2014: Helen Brownson

2015: Deb Stanley

2016: Sandy Baker

 
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Video


Video


Watch our video promoting the Ability Award.

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Supporters


Supporters


If you're interested in supporting Disability Network Lakeshore's Ability Award, please contact us!