Awards Committees


Rita Corbin Burns Award – Kami Corbin Schroeder, Chairperson


Tim Derickson, Ohio House of Representatives

Sheila LeBlanc, Broward County School District

Melissa Kincaid-Stephenson, Rita's Daughter

Etta Caver, Miami University

Michelle Bart, NWCAVE



Journalism Award –Natalie Brand, Chairperson
Was presented on January 16, 2016 in Southern California at SWCAT 2016
Meet our past winners, click here!

Rita Corbin Burns Award Honoree 2017
Robin Helm
Thank you again for all of the nominations for our Rita Corbin Burns Award.

Although we can only honor one nominee, please know the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation and Rita's family all know each of the nominees are without a doubt all worthy of praise and Rita would have loved meeting all of the nominees. All of the nominees are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of violence that are making a huge impact on society by giving back and using their experiences to help others, all of what Rita stood for and for this we thank each of them for sharing their stories and being a nominee for this award.

Congratulations to Robin Helm who works for Clark County.   Robin was nominated by Melissa Mohr at PeaceHealth Plastic Surgery where Robin, a breast cancer survivor, was seen and where the Gift of Lift was reborn!  Robin will be honored on January 12, 2017 at the No More Summit.

Read more about Robin,click here!
Rita Corbin Burns
October 11,1952 - August 7, 2013
We Remember Rita
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