WCNY is proud to announce its 7th annual Makers: Women Who Make America awards ceremony, located at the Wesleyan Chapel of the Women’s Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Ten women chosen from nominations will be honored at the March 8, 2019 award ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. The ceremony is free, open to the public, and is followed by a post-ceremony luncheon. Registration for either or both of the events can be made at: www.wcny.org/events.
The awards first started in collaboration with the PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America. Since then, WCNY has continued the Makers Awards as a way to celebrate the achievements of Central New York women and inspire others to follow their examples. The awards are supported by the National Park Service.
WCNY is excited to ask for the 7th Annual Makers: Women Who Make America honoree nominations. Any woman who works or resides in WCNY’s 19-county viewing and listening area may be nominated for the awards.
Nominations can be submitted by filling out the form below, can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or physically downloaded submissions can be mailed to: WCNY Attn: Education Department PO Box 2400 Syracuse, NY 13220-2400
Click here to download the nomination form.
Juanita Holmes Bass
Ellen Percy Kraly
Mary Alice Smothers
Mary Q. Chapin
Tammy Van Epps
2015 Makers Award Winners
The Honorable Bernadette T. Clark
Jean Harper Dean
Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham
Dr. Mary Martin
Mia Adams McSherry
Dr. Erica Miller
Marietta von Bernuth
Mary Alice Bellardini
Dr. Leslie Kohman
Sr. Monica A. Nortz, CSJ
Megan Rae Bliss
Rose Marie Fagan
Gouverneur Business Women Breast Cancer Walk Fund Executive Committee
Dr. Rathika Martyn
Andrea E. Rankin
Karen Y. Richmond
Linda Townsend, Ph.D
Carrie M. Tuttle
Makers: Women Who Change Central New York
For last year’s Makers Award Ceremony, WCNY created a program honoring the remarkable women who work to change the culture, business world, and landscape of Central New York. In this special, we explore the life and work of these groundbreaking women in a one-hour program.
Join WCNY to learn about some incredible changes taking place across the region and to see some familiar faces in action. The dedication, creativity, and perseverance these women embody in pursuit of a better Central New York is sure to inspire and spark the next generation of change makers.
• Kerry Barnes, Quilts of Valor
• Juanita Holmes Bass, Juanita’s Soul Classics
• Shelly Callahan, Mohawk Valley Resource Center
• Maureen Campanie, BRIDGES Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and Concert for a Cause
• Sandra Hamilton, Town of Sodus Historical Society
• Ellen Percy Kraly, Colgate University
• Carol Musacchio, Madison-Oneida BOCES
• Tina Nabinger, Book Cooks
• Pamela Puri, Tech4Kidz
• Tracy Verrier, Cayuga Strategic Solutions
• Debbie Stack, WCNY Senior Director, Education & Community Engagement
• Susan Kennedy, Journalist and WCNY’s Cycle of Health contributor