The 20th annual BRAVO AWARD was awarded on Sunday evening, July 26th, at
the 2009 Royal Fireworks Concert.
This award is given annually to honor an individual,
a corporation, or a foundation who has given
outstanding support to the performing arts in Spokane.
The winner of the BRAVO AWARD is
announced, and the award presented, from the Floating
Stage during the concert.
The award is given by Beverly Biggs and David Dutton to acknowledge and honor those people
and businesses whose exceptional efforts have done
so much to create a climate in which the performing
The award is a work of art: a porcelain eagle, shown
partially in flight. The eagle is mounted on a
handsome walnut pedestal, with a deep-etched bronze
plaque naming the recipient.
Previous Winners are:
- 2009 -- Verne Windham
- 2008 -- Myrtle Woldson
- 2007 -- Norma Lou Cooper
- 2006 -- Robert J. Schlim, S.J.
- 2005 -- Ruth Pearson
- 2004 -- Rosemary Sellinger
- 2003 -- Elizabeth M. Welty
- 2002 -- Margie May & Franklin Ott
- 2001 -- WAMPUM
- 2000 -- Bernard Kopczynski
- 1999 -- Lee & Jody Sahlin
- 1998 -- Helen Hazen Rymond
- 1997 -- Allan Toole
- 1996 -- Mary Gaiser (Lifetime Achievement Award)
- 1995 -- Mr. & Mrs. James Cowles
- 1994 -- Firth Chew
- 1993 -- Washington Trust Bank
- 1992 -- Harriet Johnston Fix
- 1991 -- Katherine Gellhorn
- 1990 -- The C. Paul Sandifur Family