Gale Rost was named Mother of the Year. She's general manager of the I.D.E.A. Store. It sells reused materials in bulk. The money goes to local schools.
Rost is a mom of three and an active volunteer; all roles convincing a friend enter her in the national contest. Today Show host, Kathy Lee Gifford also won the award. All the winners will be honored at a conference in New York later this month.