The Woman of the Year program has been sponsored by Lombard Service League since 1965. Local residents, business and organizations are invited to honor a distinguished Lombard woman for her time, talents and services to benefit others in the community through service to family, church or organizations. Each nominee must reside at a Lombard mailing address and each letter of nomination must be 500 words or less. Judging for Lombard's Woman of the Year is done by at least three anonymous Lombard community leaders and volunteers who are chosen annually by the club committee.
Hester is coordinator of the Outreach House Food Pantry in Lombard. She is nearly always at the food pantry to open up on Mon/Wed/Fri mornings. This is in spite of the fact that she has a regular, full-time job at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, where she goes after getting the pantry going.
Hester is present at all The Outreach House board meeting, offering thoughtful insights in to the businesses at hand. When board members were asked to reach out to businesses in anticipation of the Giving DuPage Days, she contacted more businesses than any other board member. When the website for The Outreach House was being redone, her input was through and timely.
Most impressive is how Hester is always ready to pass along the credit to others while she shoulders the greatest responsibility herself. One of her nominator wrote "Rarely have I encountered someone with such a combination of humility, compassion, wisdom, intelligence, gentleness, and high ideals. She is a true gem and Lombard is fortunate to have her in our community."
Do you know a Lombard resident who volunteers time, talent and services to benefit others in the community?
The Lombard Rotary Club and Lombard Service League are seeking nominations for the Lombard’s Man and Woman of the Year
Nomination letters cannot exceed 500 words.
The deadline to submit nominations is ________
Questions about Woman of the Year? Call 630-495-1981
Questions about Man of the Year? Call 630-629-0290
The 2023 Lombard Man and Woman of the Year will be
announced on ____________ at Lilacia Park Pavilion.
Submit Woman of the Year nomination letters to:
Lombard Woman of the Year
Lombard Service League
P.O. Box 482
Lombard, IL 60148
Submit Man of the Year nomination letters to
Lombard Man of the Year
Lombard Rotary Club
P.O. Box 1003
Lombard, IL 60148