Washington Freeman Peck Award

Since it was first presented in 1958 to KRNT Television in Des Moines, the Washington Freeman Peck Award, has been presented to 40 different lay organizations for significant contributions to health care in Iowa.


Shelter House (2019)
Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRIS) (2018)
Kiwanis Miracle League at Principal Park (2017)
Courage League Sports (2016)
UI Dance Marathon (2015)
CVS Pharmacy (2104)
Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Bank (2013)
Camp Hertko Hollow (2012)
Iowa Legal Aid Health and Law Project (2011)
American Red Cross (2010)
Volunteers for Free Clinics of Iowa (2009)
March of Dimes (2008)
Iowa Lions Eye Bank (2007)
Kiwanis International (2006)
Lighten Up Iowa (2005)
House of Mercy (2004)
Iowa Games (2003)
Goodwill Industries (2002)
Hy-Vee (2001)
Salvation Army (2000)
Lt. Governor’s Violence Against Women Coordinating Council (1998)
Governor’s office & Attorney General’s office (1997)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (1996)
Iowa Medical Society Alliance (1995)
American Lung Association of Iowa (1992)
Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging (1990)
Iowa Hospice Organization (1988)
Iowa State Historical Society (1986)
Iowa Hospital Association (1984)
University of Iowa Foundation (1983)
Camp Sunnyside/Easter Seals of Iowa, Des Moines (1982)
National Kidney Foundation of Iowa (1981)
Kinney Lindstrom Foundation, Mason City (1980)
IMS Auxiliary (1979)
American Diabetes Association, IA Affiliate (1978)
Iowa High School Athletic Association (1976)
Iowa Farm Bureau (1975)
State Medical Library (1971)
Commission for the Blind (1969)
Iowa Highway Safety Patrol (1966)
WOI Radio and Television, Ames (1965)
WMT Television and Iowa Electric Light & Power Company, Cedar Rapids (1962)
Friendship Haven Home for the Retired, Des Moines (1960)
Iowa Association of Medical Assistants (1959)
KRNT Television, Des Moines (1958)

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