Fifth Annual AWB Hero Award


Honoring Thomas Wlodkowski


Over 240 people celebrated honoree Tom Wlodkowski as well as 16 years of programming at Acting Without Boundaries. IT WAS THE VIRTUAL EVENT OF THE YEAR! Guests enjoyed unique performances by AWB Seniors and Junior actors, celebratory toasts, highlights of Tom’s amazing work and most importantly, community building. We are thrilled to report that the event including live/silent auction, and live appeal helped raise over $65,000 for AWB’s general programming!

The AWB Hero Award is given to a community leader with a physical disability who displays remarkable efforts to overcome adversity, enhance awareness, reduce stigma and increase community access for disabled individuals. Pictured right is the 2020 Hero Award Recipient Tom Wlodkowski with his award.

Previous AWB Hero Award Recipients; Tim Mahoney, President of Mahoney Realty Group, Inc., Lauren DeBruicker, Asst. U.S. Attorney and advocate for independent living in the region, David Binswanger, President and CEO of Binswanger Companies and JR Martinez, actor, best-selling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. Army veteran, toast to Tom and welcome him “to the club”.

Missed the Live-Stream Tuesday night?
Tune in Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 12:30 PM, EST to join us for a lunch meeting via Zoom to watch this encore presentation of the live-streamed event. There are still a few fabulous auction items available. This presentation will also feature a “Fire Sale” of unsold auction items. Just in time for early holiday shopping.
Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) was established in 2004 to provide extraordinary, one-of-a-kind acting and theatrical opportunities for children, teens and young adults with physical disabilities. At its core, AWB is a unique year-round theater program that provides an open forum for the creative and artistic expression of young people with physical disabilities, over the age of four. The primary goal of AWB is to provide young people from the disabled community with the rare opportunity to pursue their love of acting and performing while building their self-confidence and developing an enhanced belief in themselves and their abilities.