Stubnitz Award

2023 Stubnitz Award Recipient –
Harry “Dusty” Steele

Harry “Dusty” Steele is the 2023 recipient of the Stubnitz Award. The Stubnitz Award is presented annually to a person or couple demonstrating exemplary commitment to Lenawee Cares, our community, and volunteerism in Lenawee. The award is named in memory of Lenawee’s philanthropist and businessman, Maurice Stubniz. In addition to running his business, HB Steele Interactive Financial Planning, Steele gives of his time, talents, and treasures. Steele’s Board of Director seats include Siena Heights University, City of Adrian Downtown Development Authority (Adrian Main Street), Kiwanis Club of Adrian (also the Finance Committee), Lenawee Development Finance Authority of the City of Adrian and Tecumseh, and Kiwanis Regional Trail Authority.  Steele’s leadership has helped the growth of Siena Heights University’s campus and student body, the YMCA of Lenawee County’s capital campaign success, adding bike lanes to the Downton streets, the establishment of Launch Lenawee and so much more. Steele has an innate ability to help businesses and organizations realize their vision as an organization and, in many ways, becomes a part of that vision and work. Steele is an incredible example of a servant leader who takes pride in his hometown community.

The Stubnitz Award is presented annually to a person demonstrating exemplary commitment to Lenawee County and the cause for volunteerism in the Lenawee community. The award is named in memory of Lenawee philanthropist and businessman, Maurice Stubnitz.


Please download our form, complete and return it to nominate someone in our community.

Past Recipients

2023 Harry “Dusty” Steele
2022 De’Angelo Boone
2021 Lois and Graham Fleming
2020 Doug Gray
2019 Janis Montalvo
2018 Jim Hartley
2017 Londa Pickles
2016 Nate Smith
2015 Janelle Stewart
2014 Lad Strayer
2013 Mark & Mary Murray
2012 Joseph R. Williams
2011 Burt Fenby
2010 Allan F. Brittain
2009 Tom & Christine MacNaughton
2008 Art Weber
2007 Bill Kenyon
2006 Mike Wade
2005 Gerry Burg
2004 John Wanke
2003 John Robertstad
2002 Joy Smith

2001 Sam & Kathy Engardio
2000 Gary Owen
1999 Laura Schaedler
1998 Ceal Schwartz
1997 Bruce & Sue Goldsen
1996 Garry Clift
1995 Tom & Michalene Fenstemacher
1994 Mary Kilgore Vallad
1992 David Maxwe
1991 Frank Dick
1990 Russell Roback
1989 Shelley Hickman
1988 Robert Parish
1987 Madeline Hikes
1986 Dr. James Watson/
Joseph Wagley, Jr.
1985 Howard White
1984 Rev. Herbert Cottrell
1983 Ken Gonser
1982 Grace Miley
1981 Leroy Younglove

For more information, contact Cynthia Heady.