Prior Award Winners

2018

Wingerter photo

The Fairview School Foundation Board of Directors has named Barbara K. Wingerter as the recipient of this year’s Barbara F. Junker Community Service Award.  This prestigious award is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization which shares Mrs. Junker’s commitment to the Fairview School District and embraces the characteristics of dedication, loyalty, and community service.
Barbara K. Wingerter spent her adult life as a Fairview resident and volunteered for countless organizations in our community.  She and late her husband, Daniel, owner of Paragon Packaging Products, raised their family here and sent four children to school in the Fairview School District.
Like many women of her generation, Barbara became deeply involved in her community.  She was a member of the American Association of University Women for many years.  She was very active in the Fairview Presbyterian Church, serving in different capacities.  She served on a number of boards, including the Friends of the Library, where she worked (successfully) to bring a library branch to Fairview Township (known as Lincoln Community Center Library).  She was also a founding member of the Fairview Historical Society.
Additionally, she served on the Fairview School Board for almost 15 years alongside Barbara Junker.  She took her role as school board member very seriously and spent many hours reading the copious documents that were sent to their home and covered the dining room table.   She attended endless committee and board meetings as well as meeting with fellow school board members.  All for the betterment of the District and it’s students.
 
We are so proud and honored to recognize this outstanding Fairview citizen!




2017


Brinling Award photo

The Fairview School Foundation Board of Directors has named Amy and Jeff Brinling as the recipients of this year’s Barbara F. Junker Community Service Award.  This prestigious award is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization which shares Mrs. Junker’s commitment to the Fairview School District and embraces the characteristics of dedication, loyalty, and community service.

Amy and Jeff have served the Fairview School District and community in all of these ways.  Together they spearheaded the Tiger Turf fundraising campaign and were responsible for bringing artificial turf to Fairview’s Jack Bestwick Stadium.  They served as Presidents of the Fairview Athletic Boosters for 3 years and were coordinators of Tiger Casino Night, the Tip-Off Tournament, Athlete of the Week, and several Senior Recognition ceremonies and annual banquets.  They also coordinated the outfitting of equipment and supplies for the concession stand upon completion of its construction. 

Amy served for more than 10 years on the Fairview School Foundation board and was President for 6 of those years.  She annually coordinated the Homecoming Fair and created the Foundation’s annual report.  Amy was an active participant on all Foundation committees.   She was often called upon and met with other school districts in the area and offered guidance as they sought to establish their own foundations. 

Amy worked for the district as the Public Relations Coordinator from 2004-2013.  She created the annual calendar and quarterly newsletters and coordinated numerous district events.  She could always be found with a camera in her hands.  She also participated in the district’s strategic planning efforts and served on several administrator hiring committees. 

Jeff and Amy are active members at Wayside Presbyterian Church where Jeff currently serves as an Elder and Amy is a former Deacon.  Jeff currently chairs the strategic planning committee and Amy is working as part of the Public Relations crew. 

Jeff works at Erie Insurance and is Sr. Vice President of Corporate Services.  He serves on numerous boards in the city including:  the Port Authority, Perry Square Alliance, and BEST – Bayfront Eastside Taskforce.  Jeff additionally served on the fundraising cabinet for the Erie City Mission. 

Amy and Jeff are proud Fairview alums, as are their three children, Nathan, Jeremy and Jessy. 

 

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