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20 Under 40 Program

The Rotary Club of Evansville was honored to partner with the Evansville Courier and Press newspaper in 2020 to sustain the 20 Under 40 legacy event. The event recognizes individuals in the Evansville community who are younger than forty years old and have exhibited leadership qualities and characteristics in their various roles throughout the community. Those special individuals are eligible for nomination.

The nominations themselves are made by community leaders across the tri-state area in June and July of each year. The nominations are submitted through the Rotary website. Nominators describe the nominees positive impact on the community as well as their involvement. Each “Class Year“ consists of 20 individuals from various backgrounds and professions in the area.

Upon selection, the honorees are notified of the distinct honor and asked to attend a luncheon in their honor, typically held in September. At the luncheon, they each receive a picture of themselves with a write-up about their accomplishments, as well as other gifts.

Fortunately, the Evansville community has never lacked in the depth of leadership to support an activity like the 20 Under 40 program. In fact, there were many Rotarians who financially supported the initiative in 2020. Their gifts allowed them to be designated as Founding Benefactors for the program. The revenue from their gifts, along with other revenue sources, allows the club to continue offering this special annual award to servant leaders in the community.

Founding Benefactors

The annual Rotary Club of Evansville 20 Under 40 Program is dedicated to the following community leaders who saw the wisdom and had the foresight to support and encourage generational leadership with a generous gift to the Rotary Foundation of Evansville.

2021 Recipients

Previous 20 Under 40 Recipients

  • 2021 Recipients
    • Julie Burczyk
    • Audrie Burkett
    • Tamara Carr
    • Candace Chapman
    • Xavia Harrington
    • MacKensey Mayer
    • Matthew Nix
    • Josey Roth
    • Andrew Schenk
    • Brad Scheu
    • Hunter Slade
    • Emily Slade-Manzo
    • Srishti Srivastava
    • Tyler Stock
    • Dr. D’Angelo Taylor
    • Crystal Wildeman
    • Jessica Wood
    • Megan Wright
    • Brandon Zimmer
    • Seth Zirkle
  • 2020 Recipients
    • April Abbott
    • Samantha Buente
    • Jeff Dierlam
    • Abby Elpers
    • Alissa Fricke
    • Ashley Hollen
    • Julie Hoon 
    • Joe Kiefer II
    • Brandon McClish
    • Luke Nordine
    • Emily Reidford
    • Allison Royer, MD
    • Bryan Ruder
    • Brandon Runyon
    • Jeff Seymore
    • Patrick Thomas
    • Adam Trinkel
    • Nora Walsh
    • Jordan Whitledge
    • Deandre Wilson
  • 2019 Recipients
    • Lisa Bacon
    • Maureen Barton
    • Dr. Christina Bennett
    • Lindsay Bleffinger Charles
    • Tad Dickel
    • Molly Elfreich
    • Laura Ferguson
    • Sadie Jenks
    • Jennifer Kissel
    • JoElle Knight
    • Rachel Koester
    • Tim O’Brien
    • Alyssia Oshodi
    • Dharmesh Patel
    • Benjamin Peyronnin
    • Lauren Piekos
    • Kenny Purcell
    • Lindsey Schmitt
    • Nick Wallace
    • Kelsey Wright
  • 2018 Recipients
    • Kyle Anslinger
    • Nicki Blythe
    • Lindsay Botsch
    • Alex Burton
    • Mark Chandler
    • Tristian Gregory
    • Marcus Hester
    • Matt Hines
    • Brittaney Johnson
    • Courtney Johnson
    • Ashley Jones
    • Lance Kollker
    • Kate Miller
    • Jill Rawley
    • Hector Rivera
    • Alex Schmitt
    • Lindsay Schmitt
    • Tami Tenbarge
    • Steve Theising
    • Katie Tiecken
  • 2017 Recipients
    • Aaron Luttrell
    • Abigail Werling
    • Heather McNabb
    • Kevin Roach
    • Amber Embrey
    • Doug Berry
    • Jason Southwell 
    • Laurel Jones
    • Tynesha McGlown
    • Matthew Whetstone
    • Ben Trockman
    • Denise Seibert
    • Abby Maravich
    • Bryan Hayden 
    • Brandon Scott
    • Nichole Alcorn
    • David Haire 
    • Andrea Halbig
    • Steven Stump
    • Philip Hooper
  • 2016 Recipients
    • Kortney Blaylock 
    • David Bowler 
    • Shari Bryant
    • Jeremy Buente
    • Beau Dial 
    • Holly Edmond
    • Brant Flores 
    • Anna Harris 
    • and Big Sisters
    • Natalie Hedde
    • Sara Holman
    • Brant Kennedy 
    • Jonathan Lee 
    • Manissa Lemon 
    • Amie McKibban 
    • Brett Mulzer 
    • Shawn Norris
    • John Perkins 
    • John Raisor
    • Matt Reinbrecht 
    • Ryan Reynolds 
    • Matt Theby 
    • Otha Warren 
  • 2015 Recipient
    • Nicholas Herrmann
    • Michael DeVoy
    • Nate Hahn
    • Amy Dressel
    • Sarah Herdes
    • Clay Barrett
    • Allison Grabert
    • Paul Esche
    • Liz Hennessy
    • Dr. Aaron Dewees
    • David Bucur
    • Sarah Dauer
    • Daniel Robinson
    • Jared McIntosh
    • Cullen Stanley
    • Aaron Huff
    • Lynnae Wilson
    • Margy Hungate
    • Carrie Morton
    • Kyle Wininger
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  • 2014 Recipients
    • Kari Akin
    • Amy Barrett
    • Jaime Below
    • Alan Braun
    • Tanisha Carothers
    • Bradley Dotson
    • J.P. Engelbrect
    • Rhett Gonterman
    • Tiffany Horn
    • Cory Kuhlenschmidt
    • Andy Martin
    • Ryan Merriweather
    • Gretchen Muchnick
    • Allen Patterson
    • Amy Word
    • Misty Seaton
    • Amy Stachura
    • Mark Thompson
    • Brain Wildeman
    • Katherine Worman
  • 2013 Recipients
    • Tom Bailey
    • Jacque Keneipp Barnette
    • Amy Romain Barron
    • John Briscoe
    • Chris Cooke
    • Allyson Claybourn
    • Danyelle Granger
    • Reese Hamilton
    • Darin Lander
    • Jayson Munoz
    • Andy Nestrick
    • Rick Peltier
    • Phil Rawley
    • Keith Robinson
    • Nathan Schroer
    • Anne Shoemaker McKim
    • Derrick Stewart
    • Ashley Vezzoso
    • Matt Wagner
    • Lacy Wilson
  • 2012 Recipients
    • Alvin Basham
    • Jami Allen
    • Josue Abraham Brown
    • Shawn Collins
    • Bob Davis
    • Michael Davis
    • George Day
    • Kyle Dodd
    • Jennifer Elston
    • Matthew Folz
    • Stacey Godbold
    • Ellada Hadjisavva
    • Kacheyta McClellan
    • Kristy Miller
    • Maria Morris
    • Holly Dunn Pendleton
    • Ayse Schablik
    • Ryan M. Schulz
    • Aaron Wilson
    • Luke Yaeger
  • 2011 Recipients
    • Alisha Aman
    • Ben Shoulders
    • Grey Freyberger
    • Andrew Wilson
    • Jenny Collins
    • Stephanie Terry
    • David Bothast
    • Richard Clements
    • Andrea Gentry
    • Kyle Fields
    • Adam Hubert
    • Gretchen Ross
    • Julie Stucki
    • Angela Patton
    • Chad Fetscher
    • Jenna Braun
    • Dr. Santiago Arruffat
    • LaToya Smith
    • Patrick Koontz
  • 2010 Recipients
    • Tonya Borders
    • Josh Claybourn
    • Rachel Rawlinson
    • Kensington Paige Blaylock
    • Nikki Davis
    • Jennifer Brickner
    • Brian Murphy
    • Andrea Croslyn
    • Krista Decker
    • Jo Beth Bootz
    • Kyle Arnett
    • Alissa Young
    • Shellie Deffendall Kyle
    • Scott Evernham
    • Steve Schaefer
    • Erika Taylor
    • Jean Blanton
    • Kathryn Schymik
    • John Worthington
    • Ashley Murray