THE KEN JUE AWARD
This award was established in 2021 to honor Ken Jue, long-time MUW volunteer, 2 term board chair, and community advocate.
The Ken Jue Award will be presented annually to an individual, business, nonprofit, or community-based initiative that exemplifies the qualities embodied by Ken—commitment to community, deep collaboration, and dedication to inclusion.
Each year, the honoree will be selected by a committee of volunteers and announced at the annual campaign kickoff event in September.
- Championing initiatives that impact the lives of individuals and our community as a whole
- Promoting and engaging in deep collaboration to strengthen outcomes
- Ensuring that people have the opportunity to participate in solutions affecting their lives
2023 Recipient: Douglas Company
2022 Recipient: Barbara Tremblay
2021 Recipient: Ken Jue
In making the presentation of the 1st Annual Ken Jue Award, MUW President, Liz LaRose said, “Ken, in your role on the board, you have led MUW through one of the most significant changes in our history. You bring your whole self to your work. You are fearless, focused, and centered on what is just and fair. Your commitment to serving others compels us all to identify solutions that profoundly affect people’s lives. On behalf of the MUW Board and Staff, we are pleased to name this annual award in your honor so that others may follow in your footsteps. ”
Ken accepted his award with family, friends, and fellow board members in virtual attendance during the 2021 MUW Annual Meeting. He said, “Many people have done what I have done for our communities, and many are doing incredible community volunteer service now. So, it is a special honor for me to be recognized in this manner when so many others also deserve such recognition. I have completely enjoyed the people who have volunteered alongside me, and I have long believed that the Monadnock United Way is an excellent vehicle for doing this volunteer work.”