Evening of Tribute

Exemplary Ethical Leader 2018 Award Recipients

The 2019 presentation of the Exemplary Ethical Leadership Awards will be held at NCU’s signature gala, Evening of Tribute, on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm at the downtown Hilton Eugene. All three award winners will be 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 $700,000 in student scholarship assistance at NCU.

2019 Exemplary Ethical Leadership Award winners will be announced in early January 2019.

The Center for Leadership & Ethics was pleased to celebrate the 2018 Exemplary Ethical Leader Award recipients:

Exemplary Individual(s): Joe & Cathleen Karcher

Exemplary Business: Rexius

Exemplary Non-Profit: Relief Nursery

2018 Presenting SPONSOR

Moss Adams Logo

2018 Event SPONSORs

Ameriprise Financial Event Sponsor Logo
Northwest NaturalPacific Benefits logo

2018 Corporate Table SPONSORS

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors whose generosity ensures proceeds raised at Evening of Tribute directly benefit the NCU student scholarship fund.

Table Sponsors:

Arbor South Construction, Inc.

Arnold Gallagher, P.C.

Chambers Construction

CW Walker & Associates

D.A. Davidson (Medford, OR)

Edward Jones / Cary Richardson

Eugene Christian School

Eugene Emeralds



Doug & Melaney Grenz

Holt International

Industrial Finishes

Jones & Roth, CPAs & Business Advisors

McKenzie Willamette Hospital

Oakway Center

PIVOT Architecture

Rory & Mandy Robison

Sheppard Motors

The Original Pancake House

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:

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:

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

Non-Profit Award Winner:

2018 Relief Nursery
2017 Eugene Mission
2016 Holt International

Special Recogition Award Winner:

2011 Britni (Steiling) D’Eliso ’11