Connie Stevens has devoted much of her time and influence to help those less fortunate and her work with Native American Indians is widely recognized. Connie's project Windfeather of 12 years has enabled the awarding of 83 college scholarships for Native American Youths, the delivery of surplus goods to Indian reservations nationwide and summer camps for Native American children who have never left the reservation.
Stevens, the film maker, completed producing and directing A Healing, a feature film documentary dedicated to the women, and the young warriors they attended to, who served in the U.S. /Vietnam conflict. A Healing follows a three-week reunion journey through Vietnam of 100 women in 1995, who served in this conflict some 26 years ago. Stevens' journeyed with them to find closure to this bizarre interlude. This award wining documentary is their story played out with compelling sensitivity, trust, compassion and drama. Introduced by Jack Valenti, President of the Motion Picture Association of America, A Healing which she personally directed and edited, the proceeds of which will go to several veteran charities.
In addition, she has made landmark strides with Dignity in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, helping the mentally and physically challenged to become working members of the community. Hosting her annual Celebrity Ski Extravaganza, Connie has enabled the development of programs and a facility to house and educate these people, newly dedicated as the Connie Stevens Center for Independent Living.
Connie Stevens has created also an annual pilot program of Don't Drink and Drive, celebrity PSA's, Wyoming, for the first time in history, boasted a record of ZERO teenage deaths on the highway. She is now involved in plans to build the first resort hotel for children and young adults with special needs.
For her tireless work and support of others, Connie has been honored and received the coveted 1991 Lady of Humanities award from the Shriners Hospital, Humanitarian of the Year by the Sons of Italy in Washington DC. She also was honored from The Vietnam Veterans Association of America, as well as receiving The Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service from the United States Armed Forces, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian.
Connie says of Veterans, "They are my favorite Americans." Having toured with Bob Hope around the world, at every major base, numerous hospitals and military venues. She gives of her time whenever needed - from Korea to Vietnam to the Persian Gulf.
With a whirlwind schedule of touring, film and television commitments, appearances, producing and writing, it is no wonder Connie Stevens can be considered "a woman for all seasons." It's this kind of energy, determination, talent and generosity that results in true success, and that's what truly defines the word "Super Star."