Promise Awards Honors Children’s Village History

On Thursday, November 3rd hundreds gathered at the 4th Street Theater to honor the families, service providers, philanthropists and partner organizations who made Children’s Village possible in the Yakima community.

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The event included honoring people from seven categories including specialty medical clinic, visionary volunteer, leadership in children’s health, corporate community energizer, youth engagement, inspiring family and distinguished philanthropist.

Hundreds of nominations poured in from around the community, highlighting many of the dedicated and inspiring people who have impacted Children’s Village.

The following nominees were awarded at the Promise Awards:

Champion in Clinical Care: Children’s Village Medical Director Dr. Diane Liebe, Dr. Mark Koday, and JoAnne Jennings

Visionary Volunteer: Central Washington Cleft lip and Palate team including coordinator Linda Linneweh, Dr. Charles Gilmore, Dr. Chris Hauge, and Dr. Kerry Harthcock.

Leadership in Children’s Health: Dr. Don Gargas

Corporate Community Energizer: KIT-1280 radio/Townsquare Media

Youth Engagement: Eisenhower High School student body, accepting Mr. Jim Wright and Beryl Lennington

Inspiring Family: Bob Lynch family

Distinguished Philanthropist:  Pat Temple

“The magic was in the air!  What an event, the first Promise Awards were a huge success.  We can be proud of the work and dedication of many individuals who have a long history with the Village. The families were shining with pride – so many inspiring words and moments,” Children’s Village Director Jackie McPhee said.

For 16 years, Children’s Village has been a safe haven for children with special health care needs and their families to receive the specialized services they need in an inclusive, compassionate environment.


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