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Current and Past Recipients

 Salvation Army
Annual Civic Awards 

 Across the country and here in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, The Salvation Army presents prestigious awards to deserving individuals and organizations in local communities that exemplify The Salvation Army's mission to meet human needs without discrimination and Do The Most Good


The William Booth Award is one of the highest awards that may be conferred upon an individual by The Salvation Army.  This is a prestigious award. 
Careful consideration must be given to nominations.  No more than one award is permitted annually.  Nominees for the award are chosen based on one or more of the following guidelines:
- Dedication to The Salvation Army’s goals of service to humanity 
- Outstanding service to the community through the donation of time, expertise, and energy
- Outstanding humanitarian effort within the community
- Substantial contributions to the work of The Salvation Army in offering of time, talent and/or financial resources



 William Booth Award Recipients in Greater Cincinnati: 1966 to 2021


Mark E. Caner
2021
Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine
2021
John Barrett
2018
Mark Longenecker
2018
Jim Scott
2017
Kevin Sheehan
2015

Mario San Marco
2012
W. Richard Manteuffel
2008
Nancy Brown
2007
Chris McConnell
2006
Mike Cambron
2004
Pauline Blake
2001
Larry Pike
2000

John J. Schiff
1999
Joseph A. Pichler
1998
Carolyn Caldwell
1997
Sharon Koehlinger
1996
Donald Mellott
1995
P. Michael Brumm
1994
Rola McClanahan
1993
Marcia Jordan
1993
Helen Hinkley
1992
Gavin Gray
1991
John Hopple
1990

John F. Steele
1989
Charles Scripps
1988
Elmer Best
1987
Dr. Ray Clark
1986
William Foster
1985
Verna Acomb
1983
Robert Hollister
1982
J. Rawson Collins
1981

Ralph Lazarus
1979
Dr. Charles Barrett
1978
Edward Condon
1977
Mr. & Mrs. J. Ralph Corbett
1977
William T. Sheffield
1976
John J. Emery
1976
Charles Sawyer
1973
Louis Simon
1971

William Mitchell
1966


The “Others” Award is rooted in the history of The Salvation Army, dating back to the early 1900s when General William Booth, the Army’s founder, wanted to send a word of encouragement and direction to his officers around the world.  Wanting to be thrifty yet make his message clear, the general sent this one word telegram: “Others.”  Following that history, The Salvation Army honors an individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirit of service to “others,” not only through support of The Salvation Army but the broader community as well. 



Others Award Recipients in Greater Cincinnati: 1972 to 2019


Dean Gregory
2019
The Lindner Family
2014

The Cincinnati Bengals
2013
The Kroger Co. 
2012
Rich Homan
2011

James E. Schwab
2010
Dan Baker
2009
The LaRosa Family
2008
Dr. O'dell Owens
2007
Jill Smith
2006
Lucinda Heekin
2005
Fifth Third Bank
2004
Union Central Life Insurance
2003
Price Hill-Western Hills Kiwanis Club
2001
General Electric Elfun Society Cincinnati Chapter
2000

WCPO-TV Channel 9 
1999
Jim Scott
1998
Jeff Solomon (posthumously)
1997
Proctor & Gamble
1997
Fifth Third Bank
1996
Erich Kunzel
1995
Western Southern Life Insurance Company
1994
Irma Lazarus
1993
Charles Scripps
1992
John J. Schiff
1991
The Kroger Company
1990

C. G. & E. 
1989
Eleanor Strauss
1988
Kenner Products
1987
Bobbie Sterne
1986
Paul Brown
1985
Dr. Lionel Brown
1984
Charles Meechem
1983
Evangeline Joiner
1982

H. Charles Jones
1979
Walter Bailey
1978
William T. Sheffield
1973
Judge Olive Holmes
1972