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Women & Wildlife Awards

Our Women & Wildlife Awards celebrate women for their valuable contributions to help protect New Jersey’s wildlife, especially endangered and threatened species. Nominations are now closed.


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This is a night dedicated to women who have gone far and above to make a positive impact on New Jersey's wildlife and its habitat.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards which recognize outstanding women for their achievements in protecting New Jersey's endangered and threatened wildlife in three categories - Leadership, Inspiration, and Education. Since the beginning of the Women & Wildlife Awards we've celebrated the tireless work of many outstanding women for their valuable contributions to help ensure that we "Keep New Jersey's Wildlife in our Future." We can't wait to see who is nominated this year! If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Awards, please contact Liz for more information.

Event date will be announced in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned for more details.


For more information about sponsoring this event, plase contact:

Liz Silvernail, CWF Director of Development: Email

609.292.3707

Past Honorees:

2016 Honorees

On Wednesday, November 30, at Duke Farms' Coach Barn, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and guests celebrated the 11th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards with a cocktail party and silent auction. This year, Conserve Wildlife Foundation proudly honored the outstanding contributions that three women - Wendy Walsh, Martha Maxwell-Doyle, and Tanya Sulikowski - have made to wildlife conservation, and the education, inspiration and leadership they provide for those who strive to make a positive impact on species and habitat protection in New Jersey.

2015 Honorees

The tenth annual Women & Wildlife Awards were celebrated with a cocktail party and silent auction on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Duke Farms. Conserve Wildlife Foundation proudly honored the contributions that three women – MacKenzie Hall, Pat Hamilton, and Tanya Oznowich - have made to wildlife conservation, and the leadership and inspiration they provide for those who strive to make a positive impact on species and habitat protection in New Jersey.

2014 Honorees

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey held our Ninth Annual Women & Wildlife Awards Reception to honor the contributions that four women – Cathy Hughes Malok, Brooke Maslo, Jeanne McArthur-Heuser, and Meghan Wren - have made to wildlife in New Jersey. We were excited to recognize the leadership and inspiration they provide for those working to protect wildlife in New Jersey.

2013 Honorees

At our Women & Wildlife Awards Reception on December 4, 2013, Tracy Leaver, Linda J. Mead, Jo Ann Frier-Murza, Pat Sutton, and Edith Wallace were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. The special celebration also commemorated the 40th Anniversary of New Jersey’s Endangered Species and Conservation Act. Awards were made for Leadership, Inspiration, and Education, as well as two new awards for Legacy and Service.

2012 Honorees

At our Women & Wildlife Awards Reception on April 15, 2012, Jackie Kashmer, Laurie Pettigrew, and Dale Rosselet were be awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration, and Education (new in 2012).

2011 Honorees

At our Women & Wildlife Awards Reception on March 27, 2011, Dr. Erica Miller and Linda Tesauro will be awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2010 Honorees

In 2010, Annette Scherer, Marie Springer, and Dr. Carol Slocum were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2009 Honorees

In 2009, Dr. Amanda Dey and Jane Morton Galetto were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2008 Honorees

In 2008, Barbara Brummer and Diane Nickerson were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2007 Honorees

In 2007, Kathy Clark and Amy S. Greene were presented with a Women & Wildlife Award for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2006 Honorees

In 2006, Hannah Bonsey Suthers and Professor Joanna Burger were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration. Both received the first ever Women & Wildlife Award.