Ken Goyer Founder of Aid
Africa Worked to bring fuel- efficient stoves, health programs and clean water to thousands of indigenous people Primary focus was helping the people of northern Uganda and Darfur Through his service he saved lives, even at risk to his own health.
Ken Goyer Southtowne Rotarian; Designated
our “Hero” Passed away in 2010 at age 66 Ken lived “Service above Self” Financial support, while important, is not the same as providing direct contact and physical labor in the truest spirit of service.
2012 Recipient: Nancy Hughes Helped
local entrepreneurs manufacture and sell the affordable, fuel-efficient Ecocina stove Stoves have replaced the traditional open cooking fire in more than 15,000 homes across Central America, reaching more than 90,000 people.
2012 Recipient: Nancy Hughes Honored
in 2011 with the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 award for social entrepreneurs over 60 who are using their experience and passion to make an extraordinary impact on some of society’s biggest challenges. Also honored with Soroptimist Ruby Award
2011 Recipient: Larry Winiarski Recognized
for service to improve the quality of life for indigenous people of Central America and Africa Enabled others to help themselves in the development and distribution of clean efficient stoves Vastly improved safety and quality of life for thousands.