Keeping children safe, strengthening families, and building healthy communities since 1899



Thank you to our media sponsors!

WVIK logo

QC Times


Modern Woodmen of America presents the Bethany for Children and Families 2014 Family Awards Celebration Join us to honor the outstanding individuals, families, and businesses in the community who make a positive difference in the lives of others!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Modern Woodmen Park
209 S. Gaines Street, Davenport

6:00 p.m. heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
6:30 p.m. awards presentation

Master of Ceremonies: Steve Ketelaar

$25 Per Person
Questions? Call Jamie at (309) 736-6642
Or email
Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, November 3.

Event Sponsors

And the AWARD goes to...

Bethany for Children & Families thanks everyone in the community who submitted a nomination for the 2014 Family Awards Celebration. Members of Bethany's Honorary Board of Directors gathered to select one winner in each award category. After much deliberation, the Directors chose the individuals, families, and businesses that have made a positive impact on the lives of others.

2014 Award Winners

Ruth Evelyn Katz Adoptive Family of the Year
This award honors an adoptive family that shows a strong commitment to strengthening and encouraging an adopted child's growth.
John & Tricia Mans

Foster Family of the Year
This award honors a family that creates a safe home for children who have been displaced. The foster family exhibits extraordinary courage, patience, and care while working with foster children.
Jed & Brandy Godfrey

Leadership Family of the Year
This award honors a family that exhibits a strong commitment to raising their children, while also making the community more child– and family-friendly.
Mark & Kathy Kilmer

Community-Focused Business or Employer of the Year
This award honors a local business or employer that values employees, their families, and demonstrates compassion to the community.
Vintage Home & Family

Youth Volunteer of the Year
This award honors a person under age 18 who has helped strengthen the community be demonstrating outstanding leadership skills and volunteer actions.
Kevin Kurth

Community Service Group of the Year
This award honors a group that gives to the community by helping nonprofit organizations through volunteering and donations.
Quad Cities River Bandits