The Anne Shanks Bourne Award is bestowed as a tribute to outstanding Democratic women, who are leaders par excellence in the pursuits of life, exemplary in their support of the Democratic Party, in community service, and in a wide variety of worthwhile projects.

1977 Mary Helen Byck
1978 Marie Turner
1979 Thelma Stovall
1980 No Award
1981 Mildred Hancock
1982 June Taylor
1983 Martha Layne Collins
1984 Sherlene Sisney
1985 No Award
1986 Cattie Lou Miller
1987 Susan Johnson Pollard
1988 Millie Dickinson
1989 Clara C. Robbins
1990 Ann Gilley
1991 No Award
1992 Wilma Bowlds
1993 Mae Peniston
1994 Carolyn Beauchamp
1995 Margie Bradford
1996 Gayle Dadisman
1997 Katherine S. Wyatt
1998 Regina Lancaster
1999 Mary Allgeier
2000 Virginia Stallings
2001 Unknown
2002 Hazel Demery
2003 Carolyn Davis
2004 Sheila Hawkins
2005 No Award
2006 Betty Sanson
2007 Susan Turner
2009 Portia Petties
2010 Susan Campbell
2011 Dottie Winfield
2012 Jo Ann Winkenhofer
2013 Sarah Farris
2014 Honorable Sannie Overly