Evening of Tribute

Exemplary Ethical Leader Award Recipients

The Center for Leadership & Ethics honor and celebrate this year’s Exemplary Ethical Leader Award recipients:

Exemplary Individual(s): Mr. John Alvord

Exemplary Business: Forrest Technical Coatings

Exemplary Non-Profit: One Hope Lane County

The 2019 presentation of the Exemplary Ethical Leadership Awards was held at NCU’s signature gala, Evening of Tribute, on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm. All three award winners were honored and celebrated by the Center for Leadership & Ethics, Northwest Christian University, and members of the Eugene-Springfield community. Over the years, proceeds from this event have provided for over $900,000 in student scholarship assistance at NCU.

Photos from Evening of Tribute can be found here.


THANK YOU to our 2019 sponsors whose generosity ensures proceeds raised at Evening of Tribute directly benefit the NCU student scholarship fund:

2019 Presenting SPONSOR

Moss Adams Logo

2019 Event SPONSORs

AHM BrandsAmeriprise Financial Event Sponsor Logo

GloryBee logo

Rexius Corporation

2019 Table SPONSORS


Arbor South Companies

Bridget Baker – Kincaid & Keith Kincaid

Rev. Clare & Twila Buhler

Carl’s Jr./Joe & Cathleen Karcher

CW Walker & Associates

D.A. Davidson (Medford, Ore.)

Dean & Pat Hansen

Eagle Strategies, LLC (Rory Robison, CFP)

Edward Jones (Cary Richardson)

Eugene Christian School

FASTSIGNS (Eugene, Ore.)

Marie Jones

McKenzie Willamette Hospital

M/S Financial (Pat McMahon)

Pacific Benefits Consultants

PeaceHealth/PeaceHealth Foundation

Principle Accounting, PC

Ted & Rogene Stock

Umpqua Bank

US Bank



Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards

In 2010, the Center for Leadership and Ethics presented the first Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards, recognizing an outstanding individual and business who best exemplify the ideals of integrity and ethical leadership. The recipients of these awards can be nominated by anyone and are then voted on by the CLE Advisory Board. The awards are presented annually at Evening of TributeNCU’s premier recognition gala.

Nominations for Individual, Business, and Non-Profit leaders are accepted throughout the year. If you have an individual or a business you would like to nominate we would love to hear from you.

Ethical Leader Nomination Form

Outstanding Business:

2019 Forrest Technical Coatings
2018 Rexius
2017 GloryBee
2016 Market of Choice
2015 Industrial Finishes & Systems
2014 Bi-Mart Corporation
2013 Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
2012 Isler CPA
2011 Jerry’s Home Improvement Center
2010 Pacific Continental Bank

Outstanding Individual:

2019 John Alvord
2018 Joe & Cathleen Karcher
2017 Phil Speers
2016 Dr. Ada O.L. Lee
2015 Steve & Sally Lee
2014 Sid Voorhees
2013 Jim Wildish
2012 Linda McKay Korth
2011 Scott Williams
2010 Sister Monica Heeran

Outstanding Non-Profit:

2019 One Hope Lane County
2018 Relief Nursery
2017 Eugene Mission
2016 Holt International

Special Recogition Award Winner:

2011 Britni (Steiling) D’Eliso ’11