The annual Albion Fellows Bacon award goes to an individual who demonstrates exemplary dedication to improving the quality of life for their community and its citizens by engaging in reform efforts or by influencing public policies.
Past winners include Patty Avery, Sister Jane McClure, Marvaline Prince, Luzada Hayes, Barbara Williams, Roberta Heiman, Estella Moss and Vaneta Becker.
2017 Albion Fellows Bacon recipient
2016 Albion Fellows Bacon Award winner Sister Jane Michele McClure is Major Gifts Officer for Habitat for Humanity. Source: Linda Frances Negro
2015 Albion Bacon Fellows honoree was Marvaline W. Prince. The late Ms. Prince began her journey as an activist in the late 1960s as she championed the needs of those living in public housing.
Source: Linda Frances Negro
2014 Albion Fellows Bacon Honoree Luzada Hayes: former Executive Director of the homeless advocacy nonprofit Aurora.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press
2013 Albion Fellows Bacon Honoree Barbara Coyle Williams is and Attorney & President, Williams Law, P C.
Source: Barbara Williams
2012 Albion Fellows Bacon Honoree Roberta Heiman: award-winning newspaper reporter, former president of the Evansville YWCA, president and founder of the Evansville-area Trails Coalition and long active member of the League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana. Source: Roberta Heiman
2011 Albion Fellows Bacon Honoree Estella Moss: the first African-American elected to countywide office in Vanderburgh County, and member of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission.
Source: YWCA 100 Women
2010 Albion Fellows Bacon Honoree Vaneta Becker: Indiana Senator
Source: Vaneta Becker