global_changemaker_awards

 

Purpose and Background

The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) has created two exciting awards:    the Global Changemaker Emerging Leader and the Global Changemaker Lifetime Leader awards.  The Award honors U.S. citizens  who have made a meaningful difference, a positive impact and lasting change internationally.   We are looking for those great individuals who have not been fully or appropriately recognized for the powerful difference they have made.

This program is a part of advancing the mission, purpose, and programs offered by FGS by recognizing  global changemakers. Any U.S. citizen is eligible to receive the award;   however, individuals may not nominate themselves. Awards are given once a year at FGS’ annual gala, Eat Drink Travel.

Award winners are chosen by a panel of diverse judges who are themselves global changemakers.  Winners receive a $1,000 each to be given toward their choice project  and will be publicly recognized at our Eat Drink Travel gala,  as well as highlighted with their personal story on our web site.

The Global Changemaker Lifetime Award honors those intrepid individuals (40+ years old) who have made a meaningful impact on a global level over the course of their lives and who inspire others to do the same. They have started international organizations, volunteered internationally, and/or invested time, resources and talents in other countries that helped improve lives and communities. They are role models for the rest of us.

The Global Changemaker Emerging Leader Award is for young professionals (22-39 years old) who mobilize themselves and others to make a difference on an international scale. They are inspired by our global challenges and are part of innovative solutions. They have started international organizations, volunteered internationally, and/or invested time, resources and talents in other countries that helped improve lives and communities. They are role models for our future generation of global leaders.

2015 Winners

Our 2015 Global Changemaker Award winners are

Karen Sugar, Lifetime Leader & Erin Subedi, Emerging Leader

Click here to see a short video about Karen and Erin

2015 Nominees

Congratulations to our 2015 nominees for Global Changemaker – Lifetime Leader

Peter Munson: Episcopalian Relief and Development

Monica Labiche Brown: Africa Development Promise

Cathy Rehfus-Wilsek: Refuge International

Tami Hoffman: Hoffman Family Foundation

Jennifer Lund: Agnes Scott College

Karen Scheeringa: Hearts in Motion

Loren Crabtree: Semester at Sea

Julie Labonte: Water for People

Diana Morrow: Angel Covers

Jamie van Leeuwen: Global Livingston Institute

Karen DeBartolome: World Denver

Ross Wehner: World Leadership School

David Talbot: Rotary International

Marilyn Murphy: Cloth Roads

Lori Michau: Raising Voices

Leslie Jacobson: The Power of 7

Betsey Hoke: AfricAid, Inc.

Karen Sugar: Women’s Global Empowerment Fund

Kari Fillmore: Angel Covers

Devin Hibbard: Bead for Life

Kari Grossman: Sustainable Schools International

Congratulations to our 2015  nominees for Global Changemaker –Emerging Leaders

Michael Lucerto: EUSA-Academic Internship Programs

Zoe Barker-Aderem: Water 1st International

Charles Fayal: ParrotMD

Alyssa Montelone: Rostro de Christo

Brady Blackburn: Untold International

Melissa Theesen: Children’s Future International

Brisa de Angulo: A Breeze of Hope

Ryan Sarafolean: Kibera Girls Soccer Academy

Elizabeth Ellis: iDE

Sherry Manning: Friends of ENCA Farm

Amunda: Uivalo


Eligibility & Award Criteria
Nominees must be nominated by a colleague, associate, friend or family member who can represent the impact the nominee has made.
The Global Changemaker Emerging Leader and Lifetime Leader Awards are eligible to U.S. citizens who:
1. Are Emerging Leaders between the ages of 22-39 or Lifetime Leaders 40+ years old
2. Initiated or participated in a program/project in at least one country outside the U.S., which has made a meaningful and measurable impact on the greater community
3. Discover, create or engaged in innovative solutions to global challenges
4. Have not been fully or appropriately recognized for the powerful changes they have made

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