The Association of Divorce Financial Planners has established an annual Pioneering Award to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of divorce. Recipients are presented formally with the award at our annual conference and are invited to give a keynote address.
Past recipients honored with the Pioneering Award include:
2010 – Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™
In recognition of her pioneering efforts in making a difference in the lives of people affected by divorce, as practitioner, author, and founder of Second Saturday and WIFE.org.
2009 - Peggy Thompson, Ph.D. & Pauline Tesler, M.A., J.D.
In recognition of their extraordinary efforts as leaders in the evolution of the interdisciplinary collaborative divorce process and two of the co-founders of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
2008 - Carol Ann Wilson, CFP®
In recognition of her extraordinary efforts as founder of the divorce financial planning profession and role model for practitioners aspiring to achieve the highest professional standards and integrity for serving the public’s needs.
2007 - The Honorable F. Herbert Gruendel
In recognition of his extraordinary efforts to promote the best interests of the children standard in divorce and make divorce humane for families.