2017 Santa's Heart Awards Announced!
IBRBS is the preeminent Christmas Performer organization in the world,
now with over 2,000 professional members, and
comprised of both Santas and Mrs. Clauses.
Our members submitted their 2017 charitable efforts, both as a measure of hours compared to total hours performing, as well as identifying key events or activities that had a major impact upon the communities in which they live and work. IBRBS is very proud of the tens of thousands of hours (over 70,000 hours) our many members continue to contribute, either pro-bono or at reduced rates, to local, regional, and national charitable organizations, and to the families and groups that might not be official organizations, but need and get help from us regardless.
Participants in our 2017 Survey will be receiving their participation pins and members’ discounts letter shortly.
On behalf of the Santa's Heart Program committee and the IBRBS Board of Directors - CONGRATULATIONS
Santa and Mrs. Claus, Mike & Tammi Ridder, AZ
International Charitable Group Santa of the Year
Santa’s Drill Team - FL
Regional Honorees are:Western Region: Santa Jerry Galland, WA
Central Region: Santa Dave Thomas, CO
North East Region: Santa Dan Greenleaf, NH
South East Region: Santa Ron Despain, FL
International Region: Santa Chris Finch, US Virgin Islands
A special honor was given to Santa Stephen Arnold for his tireless work on behalf of the Christmas Community and his special care of Santa Charles Barnett.
Runners Up and Honorable Mention:Tom Carmody, CO; Bryce Wisekal, BC, Canada; Rick George, CT; Nick Gilllotte, CT; Keith Carson, FL; Timothy Orange, FL; Jon Miller, FL; Frederick Selinsky, AZ; Butch Brown, AZ; Thomas Epler, OR; Neil Smart, CA
Special thanks to the program sponsors and contributors: Planet Santa.com, North Pole Santa School.com, SATBOBS Santa School, Santas Clauset.org, Santas Corner Store.com, Seats for Santa.com, and Toys For Santa.com. Please support these vendors.
2016 Honorees included:
National Charitable Santa of the Year 2016 — Santa Steve Southard
National Charitable Group Santa of the Year 2016 — Santa Patrick de Haan
Western Regional Santa of the Year 2016 — Santa Butch Brown
Central Regional Santa of the Year 2016 — Santa Ken Ward
North East Regional Santa of the Year 2016 — Santa George Martin
South East Regional Santa of the Year 2016 — Santa Tim Orange
International Region Santa of the Year 2016 — World Congress of Santas in Bakken
|2016 Regional Runners-up||2016 Honorable Mention|
|Santa Scott Calkin
Santa Keith & Sonya Stille
Santa Ron Herendeen
Santa Johnathan Burton
Santa Albert Gallagher
|Santa Dave Thomas
Santa Fred Selinsky
Santa Steve Eastis
Santa Tom Carmody
Santa Fred Imhausen
Santa Stephen Arnold
Santa Bob Elkin
Santa Dave Speer
Santa Howard Graham
Our 2015 Awards
Western Regional Santa of the Year 2015 — Santa Michael Ridder
Central Regional Santa of the Year 2015 — Santa Steve Humphries
North East Regional Santa of the Year 2015 — Santa Tom Pellitieri
South East Regional Santa of the Year 2015 — Santa Tom Bailey