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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 being accepted through August 31, 2018.


Image of The Black swallowtail butterfly is the official butterfly of the state of New Jersey.The Black swallowtail butterfly is the official butterfly of the state of New Jersey. Artwork by James Fiorentino

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 13th 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.

All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Download Women & Wildlife 2018 Nomination Form

Women & Wildlife 2018 Nomination Form - 745.1KB
The Conserve Wildlife Foundation would like you to take this opportunity to nominate a woman who has distinguished herself in the service of New Jersey's wildlife. Winners will be honored at the Women & Wildlife Awards Reception in October 2018.


For more information about this event, plase contact:

Liz Silvernail, CWF Director of Development: Email

609.292.3707


Past Honorees:

2017 Honorees

The 12th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards and Silent Auction was held on November 1, 2017 at Duke Farms to honor four remarkable women for their valuable contributions to protecting New Jersey’s wildlife with keynote speaker former Governor Tom Kean.

2016 Honorees

On Wednesday, November 30, at Duke Farms' Coach Barn, we celebrated the 11th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards with a cocktail party and silent auction. This year, Wendy Walsh, Martha Maxwell-Doyle, and Tanya Sulikowski were awarded for their contributions to help conserve New Jersey's wildlife.

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.

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Sponsors needed!

If you would like to talk to someone about sponsoring this event, please contact Liz Silvernail @ 609.292.3707. She will be happy to talk to you.

 

Attending Women & Wildlife Awards?

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Click on the map to get directions to Duke Farms in Hillsborough Twp or download a printable pdf for more details.