Founders Award Recipients
2016
Kim Blann
Missey Head

2015
Craig Hertel
Dr. Jerry Ivins
J.E. Masters

2012
David Stevens

2011
Clarence Lee Turner

2010
Royal Brantley

2009
Travis Poe

2008
Laura Bradshaw
Kathy Powdrell

2007
Alan Parker
Tal Lostracco (posthumously)

2006
Allana Patterson

2005
Kris Andrews
Kathy Barber

2004
Peter Dias
Tom Waggoner

2003
Mary Ann Fletcher
Pam Mercer-McWilliams

2002
Adonia Placette
Jeanette Filardo

2001
Patricia Baldwin
Gregory M. Schwab
Helen Lewis
2000
Becky Bailey
Oscar Brockett
Orlin Corey
The Glenn Martin Family
Cynthia SoRelle

1999
Ralph Culp
Dan Hannon
Bob Singleton

1998
Rachel Smith

1997
Laurence Binder
Krin Brooks Perry

1996
Chuck Sheffield
John Steele
Pam Wilson

1995
Jay C. Brown
Luis Munoz
Betsy Cornwell

1994
Sheila Hargett
Thelma Pate
Jim Rambo
Ray Karrer

1993
Allan Ross
Thomas J. Lyttle
Lou-Ida Marsh

1992
Vicki Bond Smith
Jody Worsham

1991
Pam Brown
Marilyn Miller
Jan Jones
James R. Miller

1990
Kay L. Coughenour
1989
Mary Jane Mingus

1988
Nancy Rowley
Jimmy Tinkle

1987
George Sorensen

1986
Jerry Long
Coleman Jennings

1985
I. E. Clark
Randall J. Buchanan
Charles R. Jeffries
Kim Wheetley

1984
Ruth Denney
Curtis L. Pope

1983
Bill Cook
Ron Lucke
Ramona Peebles (posthumously)
Frederick J. March
Peggy Mungerson

1982
Amy Freeman Lee
Jerry Worsham

1981
Charles Schmidt
Ronald Schulz
Noyce Burleson (posthumously)

1980
Perri Bell
W. Kenneth Waters
Lynn Murray
Zula Pearson
Ermine Worrell

1979
Roy Brown
Freda G. Powell
Frances Springer
Don Irwin
Alex Reeve
Jeanne Hindman
Carl Marder (posthumously) 

1978
Paul Baker
Walter Volbach
Angus Springer
F. Loren Winship
James Barton
Richard Slaughter
C.K. Easton