Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence



Nominations for the 2018 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence are now being accepted.  Please read through the documents below, and if you have additional questions you may reach out to Cassandra Gillenwater at or 317-233-4273.

2018 SIAE nomination forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018.


Save the date for the 2018 Awards for Excellence Ceremony: Thursday, November 8, 2018. Additional information to come.


Serve Indiana's 2017 Awards for Excellence Ceremony was a huge success!

We want to recognize the night's winners and all of the nominees, guests and presenters that made our Ceremony possible.

From left to right: Faith-Based Volunteer Winner Reova Meredith; Exemplary Service Learning Winner DJ Center for Youth, Inc.; Youth Volunteer Service Winner Joy Sera Bhattacharya; Volunteerism Winner Alex Rowan; Corporate Volunteerism Winner Old National Bank; Lifetime Achievement Winner Trena Roudebush; Volunteer Program Winner Bloomington Meals on Wheels, Inc.



  • Service Learning Award – DJ Center for Youth, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Corporate Service Award – Old National, Terre Haute, IN
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program – Bloomington Meals on Wheels, Bloomington, IN
  • Faith-Based Volunteer – Reova Meredith, Bloomington, IN
  • Lifetime Achievement – Trena Roudebush, Indianapolis, IN
  • National Service – Carlee LaRue, Bloomington, IN
  • Individual Volunteer – Alex Rowan, Indianapolis, IN
  • Youth Volunteer - Joy Sera Bhattacharya, Bloomington, IN


  • Service Learning Award – Take Ten-Robinson Community Learning Center, South Bend, IN
  • Corporate Service Award – Finish Line Youth Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program – The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Northwest Indiana, Valparaiso, IN
  • Faith-Based Volunteer – Matthew Pope, Greenfield, IN
  • Lifetime Achievement – Kenneth Yahne, Fort Wayne, IN
  • National Service – Brandon Million, Greensburg, IN
  • Individual Volunteer – Natalia Rekhter, Carmel, IN
  • Youth Volunteer - Olivia Keith, Fishers, IN


  • Service Learning Award – Navari Student Outreach Clinic, South Bend, IN
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program – Study Connection, Franlin, IN
  • Faith-Based Volunteer – Arletha Dabney, Bloomington, IN
  • Lifetime Achievement – George Flowers, Sr., Evansville, IN
  • National Service – Pamela Weiss, Columbus, IN
  • Individual Volunteer – Kroi Brown, Bunker Hill, IN
  • Youth Volunteer - Drake Abramson, Lake Station, IN


For any other questions or concerns, please contact Cassandra Gillenwater at