The Barbara Thompson Gift of $1000.00 is given annually to support a needful and deserving mother, child, or worthy cause.

U.S. District Judge Ralph G. Thompson, Barbara’s husband, funds this award in honor of his wife, the 1995 National Mother of the Year®, for her generosity and loving concern for the mothers and children of this country and for her commitment to strengthen the foundations of the family and home.

Nominations are submitted by individuals and State Associations. Frequently, a State Mother of the Year has been honored for her service with an organization and the Barbara Thompson Gift has been awarded to the organization in which she is involved.