They Really Made A Difference Award

They Really Made A Difference Award is given posthumously to a BPUSA member who has made extraordinary contributions to the organization, usually over a sustained period of time. These contributions have made a significant difference in the strength and ability of BPUSA to comfort and support families as they rebuild their lives after the death of their children.

  • 2016 Barbara Blanton and Jamie Ryan
  • 2015 John Goodrich
  • 2012 Beverley Hurley
  • 2010 Shirley Ottman
  • 2009 Betty Ewart
  • 2007 Renee Dudnikov
  • 2004 Mitch Dudnikov
  • 2003 Paul Kinney
  • 1998 Roy Peterson

Roy and Juanita Peterson Award

In 1998 the Roy and Juanita Peterson Award was created to annually recognize and honor a BPUSA member who has exemplified truly dedicated service to our organization, usually at both the national and the local levels.  The persons so honored are volunteers who have given extraordinary amounts of time and energy to assisting newly bereaved families in our common grief journey as well as helping with the work crucial to the operation of our organization.  The past recipients of the award are:

  • 2016 Dr. Doug and BJ Jensen
  • 2015 LeeAnn Hutson
  • 2013 Noel & Ann Castiglia
  • 2012 Donna Corrigan
  • 2011 Theresa Valentine
  • 2010 Beverley Hurley
  • 2009 Linda Fracassi Horn
  • 2008 Jim & Linda Dixon
  • 2007 Linda Delk
  • 2006 Margaret Gerner
  • 2005 Betty Ewart
  • 2004 Pat Moser
  • 2003 Shirley Ottman
  • 2002 Paul & Pat Kinney
  • 2001 Mitch & Renee Dudnikov
  • 2000 Mary Cleckley
  • 1999 John Goodrich
  • 1998 Roy & Juanita Peterson

Humble Servant Award

This award is to honor members who are not in a designated leadership position, but have demonstrated a deep commitment to BPUSA and its mission. Nominations can be submitted by anyone within the BPUSA organization and will be chosen by the Board of Directors and announced at the National Gathering.

  • 2016 Fran Alger
  • 2015 Robert Domzalski

Chapter Leader Award

This award is to honor a local chapter leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership to their local chapter. The nominations can be submitted by anyone within the BPUSA organization and nominees will be chosen by the Board of Directors and announced at the National Gathering.

  • 2016 Kathy Corrigan
  • 2015 Christine DeClerck and Diana Lewno

Award Nominations are held every Spring

Please complete this form and mail or email the completed form and narrative by April 2017 to:

Delain Johnson,
President, BPUSA Board of Directors
12322 Stampede Rd,
Whitewood, SD 57793 |
Phone: (605-722-7256)
BPPresidentusa@gmail.com