Our Past Honorees

2020 Honorees

Bellan Woodard
Gerda Weissmann Klein
Team Brownsville – Michael Benevides, Sergio Cordova, Melba Cordova, Andrea Rudnik, and David Lucio

2019 Honorees

Judge Thomas Buergenthal
Taylor Dumpson
Claire Sarnowski
Mia Yamamoto

2018 Honorees

Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson
Eva Moses Kor and Father Patrick Desbois
Maria Gabriela Pacheco
Susan Bro
Rais Bhuiyan

2017 Honorees

Chief Louis M. Dekmar
Gavin Grimm
Ann Jaffe
Tolu Olubunmi

2016 Honorees

Adrianne Haslet
Christine Leinonen
Lieutenant Mike Madden
Alana Simmons

2015 Honorees

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper
General (Ret.) Mansour Abu Rashid
Ambassador Jakob Finci

2014 Honorees

Reat Griffin Underwood, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, Teresa Lamanno
Billy Mills
Jacqueline Murekatete

2013 Honorees

Representative John Lewis
Jose Antonio Vargas
Daniel Pearl
Judy and Dennis Shepard

2012 Honorees

Irene Fogel Weiss
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland
Police Officer Moira Ann Smith
Amardeep Singh Kaleka

2011 Honorees

Paola Czyzewski
SGT Kimberly D. Munley
Mike Shillingburg and David Brown
Pat Kutteles

2010 Honorees

Violet Sutton-Lawson
Wei Chen
Balbir Singh Sodhi
Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan

2009 Honorees

Tom Self
Mindy Finkelstein
Joseph Ileto
Ilsa and Lisa Klinghoffer

2008 Honorees

Lillian Kimura
Judge Melissa Powers
Ronit Tubol

2007 Honorees

Liviu Librescu
Eugene Sayles
Bujar Veselaj
David Ritcheson

2006 Honorees

Vincent Chin
Simon Deng
Ruby Bridges

2005 Honorees

Tibor (“Ted”) Rubin
Paul Dadge
Jim Hood
Mohammed Odeh Al-Rehaief

2004 Honorees

David Gewirtzman and Jacqueline Murekatete
Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell
Detective Doug Comfort and Sergeant Dean Lay
David Smith and Sandra Roberts

2003 Honorees

Paul Wos
Johnny Micheal Spann
Dr. David Applebaum
Nicola Waddell

2002 Honorees

Staff Sergeant Andrew Ropel, U.S. Army
Marla Bennett
Chief Charles A. Moose
Lauren and Greg Manning

2001 Honorees

Officer George Howard
Lieutenant Colonel Paul T. Anderson
Lieutenant Commander David A. Tarantino
Lieutenant Thomas O’Hagen, Firefighters Paul Beyer, William Green, Thomas Holohan and William Johnson
Jeremy Glick

2000 Honorees

John Avera
Robert Langford
Donald Cannon and Tim Baughan
Eli Rosenbaum

1999 Honorees

Ephraim Wolfe
Megan Miller
Romaine Patterson
Chuenee Sampson

1998 Honorees

Sylvia Poggioli
Sydney Shanberg
Jerry Mitchell
Gordon Parks

1997 Honorees

Henna White and Jean Griffiths, founders of “Mothers to Mothers
Karen Mathews
Bill and Lindy Seltzer
Joseph Hartzler, Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Oklahoma City Prosecution Team

1996 Honorees

Aaron Flicker
Thang Nguyen
Tom Donegan
Reverand Terrance G. Mackey, Sr.
Gary Svee, editor of the Billings Gazette

1995 Honorees

Germaine Belline
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Portuguese Consul General
Monsignor Pierre-Marie Théas and Marie-Rose Gineste