Guardians for Good Award

Guardians for Good is a community that is open to anyone who supports HelpLine through sponsorship, service or social activism within our eight-county service territory.

By leveraging our passion, intellectual and financial resources, we bring about change through the power of community. Guardians for Good derives its strength from integrating the expertise and energy of its members. Ultimately, Guardians will contribute to the overall financial health and wealth of HelpLine that could otherwise not be achieved; helping ensure that the organization remains viable and sustainable today and tomorrow.

The Guardians for Good Award is presented annually to an individual or organization within the HelpLine service territory that has demonstrated superior advocacy, sponsorship, and support, and exemplifies HelpLine values that propel the organization toward achieving its mission/vision.

Guardians for Good Award Process

The HelpLine leadership team makes the selection based on nominations from agency staff members who will provide a brief narrative describing the qualifying characteristics of the candidate complete with examples of their service. The award may be given to more than one individual or group, and the decision is final. 

Purpose of Award:

  • Recognize everyday champions who embody HelpLine values, and work to cultivate and advance good in the community.
  • Celebrate significant achievements and progress toward the HelpLine vision through the donor lens.
  • Reinforces appreciation for sponsorship, service, and social activism activities.
  • Build a community and culture of recognition among our donors and friends. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Existing Guardian (volunteer, financial, social activism, or Board)
  • Significant contribution toward the achievement of the HelpLine mission
  • Nomination received by the expressed annual deadline.

Nominations for the 2024 Guardians for Good Award will open on June 10, 2024 and close on August 30, 2024. The custom-designed award will be presented at the 6th Annual Guardians for Good Luncheon, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2024. Nominations can be self-made or by a third party.

Previous Winners:

Click links for YouTube videos of awards.





  • Delaware African American Heritage Council
  • Delaware General Health District
  • Family Promise
  • George Needham
  • Michael Schnell
  • Second Ward Community Center
  • Susan Hanson


  • Vessel Community Church
  • Richard Upton, Owner J. Gumbo’s Delaware
  • The Coss Family
  • Amanda (Mowry) Denney, Modern Woodmen of America
  • Andrew Aquino, State Chaplain, Ohio National Guard