PTA Council

Founders Day

Every February 17th PTAs across the country celebrate the legacy and founding of the National PTA by Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler more than 120 years ago. During the Founder’s Day event, individuals who demonstrated outstanding service through the year are presented with the Ohio PTA Achievement Award.  

SECPTA Ohio PTA Achievement Award Winners

Founder's Day 2023 Award Winner Katie Lewis and others.
Founder’s Day 2023 Award Winner Katie Lewis.
  • 2023 – Katie Lewis
  • 2022 – Christina Peters
  • 2021 – Becky Jones
  • 2020 – Diana Martens
  • 2019 – Chrissy Corsi
  • 2018 – Kimberly Vacanti
  • 2017 – Teresa Karsnak (Honorable)
  • 2016 – Jeff Ellis
  • 2015 – Barb Medlock
  • 2014 – Andrea Kimmel
  • 2013 – Julie Lawson
  • 2012 – Tim Protiva
  • 2011 – Michelle Mercuri
  • 2008 – Susan Foley
  • 2007 – Becky Zielinski
  • 2006 – Karen Rebholz
  • 2005 – Kim Imbrigotta
  • 2004 – Barb Handloser
  • 2003 – Joanne Maguire
  • 2001 – Linda Larsen
  • 2000 – Linda Day Simon
  • 1999 – Helen Hartman
  • 1998 – Marie Hamilton
  • 1997 – Connie Lahr
  • 1995 – Margaret Balewski
  • 1993 – Debbie Miller
  • 1992 – Joseph Uher