Congratulations to Our 2016 Sustainer Inspiration Award Winner, Barbara Sigler Dietirich!

Junior League of Akron Sustainer Inspiration AwardThe Junior League of Akron’s Sustainer Inspiration Award is presented to a woman who embodies the Junior League of Akron’s mission of empowering women for positive change in the community. The award’s criteria are that it will be given to a Sustainer whose League and community service have inspired other JLA members and whose League experience served as a springboard to more effective impact in the community.

The 2016 winner of this award is Barbara Sigler Dietirich. Barbara joined the Junior League of Akron in 1958 and was an active member until 1976. While in the League, she served the League in many capacities including, art editor of the Loudspeaker, golf co-chair, education committee, chairman of Designer Symposium, provision committee, placement advisor, seedlings treasurer, ways and means committee, and many others. She is still involved actively involved in many Akron-area organizations such as the Women’s Board of Children’s Hospital, Twigs #39, the World Series of Golf, the Northern Ohio Golf Association Foundation Board, Blossom Board of the Cleveland Orchestra, Akron Friends of Blossom, the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Women’s Auxiliary, the Silver Lake Historical Society and the Junior League of Akron Seedlings.

Congratulations to Barbara for her inspired leadership and dedication to the Junior League of Akron and the Akron community.


Past Winners

2007 Carole Gould, Susan Pavloff
2008 Christine Freitag
2009 Kathleen “Boo” Whitmer, Sandra Roe Smith
2010 Janice Skromme Alpeter
2011 Beth Amer
2012 Pauline Crouse Chase
2013 Bonnie Childs
2014 Becky Considine
2015 Mary Ann Jackson