of the Year

Awarded to a person who has excelled in creating meaningful and lasting change for the people we serve and the concepts we uphold.

Amy Andrews

Nominator: Kelly Anderson

Adopting 15 children over the past 20 years – Amy provides a loving home and unwavering support for people with significant needs. Despite mountains of county paperwork and back-to-back appointments, she strives to understand each child, focusing on choice and giving the tools to foster their independence.

Amy understands the value of community engagement and the importance of advocating for resources that remove barriers to inclusion. Her children take part in Special Olympics and they donate time to the felines available for adoption at Fleugals. From setting up therapy sessions and counseling services to managing in-home staff, Amy guarantees that a support structure will always be in place for her children.