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The Luke Award

  • Venue & Location

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    (St. Luke's Plaza)
    (Central Plaza, Main Lobby)
    720 E. Park Blvd.
    Boise, ID 83712
  • Fee & Registration

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    Free, Registration Required


The Luke Award, presented annually by St. Luke’s Health Foundation Children's Advisory Board, recognizes individuals and businesses or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to fundraising efforts for the Children's Hospital.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers and businesses support five special events to raise funds and awareness for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Thousands of hours given by these individuals and organizations have helped ensure that the children of our region have the depth of pediatric medical services only available at a children’s hospital.

“Luke is the essence that resides in every child receiving care at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. From a teenage boy with cancer to a little girl injured on the playground, Luke is the strength children pull from to battle illness and mend wounds. Luke helps our critically ill young patients to smile, and gives them the courage to face life at its most difficult. And Luke is, above all, the compassionate spirit of everyone who has helped the young patients at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.”

2024 Recipients:

Patricia Kempthorne and Berkeley Building Co.

Past Recipients

  • 2022: Tom Siegert and Boise Optimist Club
  • 2020: Mike Mahan, Bronco Motors, and AJ's Angels
  • 2019: Richard Herdegen, Costco, and the Friendship Foundation
  • 2018: CH2M, Ronda Conger, and Boise State Dance Marathon
  • 2017: Kami Faylor and Idaho Power
  • 2016: Darin DeAngeli and Houston Bugatsch Architects
  • 2015: David and Anne Moree Goss, Micron Foundation
  • 2014: Todd and Pam Gabriel, Jayden DeLuca Foundation
  • 2013: Andy and Shannon Erstad, Moffatt Thomas
  • 2010: Susie Molenaar Butterfield, Idaho Credit Union League 
  • 2009: Kathy Patrick and Children's Archery Challenge
  • 2008: Shirley Osborn and Norco Medical
  • 2007: Dixie Dykman, KIVI Today's Channel 6 
  • 2006: Mike and Lisa Simplot, Boise Courtyard by Marriott 
  • 2005: David Bishop, J.R. Simplot Company
  • 2004: Charles and Carolyn Leader, Albertsons
  • 2003: Celeste Keller, Dairy Queen
  • 2002: Gwen Lytle, Blueprints Plus
  • 2001: Sherry Iverson, St. Luke’s Auxiliary
  • 2000: Dawneen Blakeslee, Wells Fargo

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m., with the awards ceremony commencing at 6 p.m.


Registration Instructions

Registration is required. If you have any questions, please email the St. Luke's Health Foundation or call (208) 381-2123.

Register Online

Recent Recipients

  • Blog Post

    Luke Award honors those devoted to fundraising for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

  • Blog Post

    Costco, The Friendship Foundation and much-loved mosaic artist earn Luke honors

  • Blog Post

    Luke Award Shines the Light on Idaho Powerhouses Idaho Power, Kami Faylor

  • Blog Post

    Darin DeAngeli, Houston Bugatsch Architects Receive Award from St. Luke’s

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When you give to St. Luke’s Health Foundation, you make an investment in community health. You help us provide the exceptional healthcare the people of our community deserve, ensuring that vital services are available close to home. We encourage you to get involved by making a financial gift, sponsoring or attending events, or volunteering your time.