Madelyn Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

In 1996, Madelyn Levitt, a member of the University's Board of Trustees, established a special award to recognize outstanding contributions of Drake faculty and staff to the Drake community. Recipients are chosen on the following criteria:

  • demonstrated personal commitment to volunteerism and community service
  • an outstanding record of leadership or substantial involvement in community projects, services and activities contributing to the quality of life in our region, state, and/or the nation
  • professional and personal values and behavior that typify the ideals of "giving back to others" and "making a difference in the lives of others"

For more details about the award, and instructions for nominating individuals go to

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University News
July 27, 2015
The Ray Center, formerly known as Character Counts in Iowa, will issue its 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award to Suku Radia, President and CEO of Bankers Trust, and Rich Willis, dealer principal at Willis Auto Campus.
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