The Robert D. and Billie Ray Awards are our organization’s highest honor and reflect former Governor and Mrs. Ray’s lifelong commitment to civility and character development.
The Pillar of Character Award was presented to Governor Ray in 2003 for his visionary leadership and inspiration to meet our mission as well as the exemplary character he demonstrates. Mrs. Ray received the Pillar of Character Award in 2021. The Award is named in honor of Governor and Mrs. Ray.
Presented to individuals who demonstrate good character and provide leadership and inspiration to meet our mission. The Robert D. and Billie Ray Legacy Award is presented at the Iowa Character Awards banquet.
Presented to individuals who consistently demonstrate good character as a visible role model. The Robert D. and Billie Ray Exemplar Award is presented at An All-Star Evening.