Awards for May 2002

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Freddie Mac Youth Leadership Award

For: Outstanding leadership by someone under 21 whose services improve the lives of young people.
By: The Freddie Mac Foundation.
Winner: Lindsay Grant, 16, a National Youth Service Day volunteer who also participated in the Washington Help the Homeless Walkathon and helped coordinate a recognition ceremony for Pentagon Red Cross volunteers and emergency workers.
Contact: (703) 918-8888,

Citizen Activist Award

For: Those who have challenged social injustice in the United States; $100,000 is divided among winners.
By: The Gleitsman Foundation.
Winners include: Mimi Silbert, co-founder of the Delancey Street Foundation, a residential education program based in San Francisco for ex-convicts and substance abusers in four states.

“Drawing the Line on Gun Violence” Poster Contest

For: Creating striking posters about the effects of gun violence on youths and their communities.
By: Co/Motion
Winner: Theo Milonopoulos, a Los Angeles ninth-grader, for “Guns Kill America’s Future.”
Contact: (202) 822-6070,

Salute to Excellence Award

For: Outstanding 4-H volunteer leaders. Two awards: Lifetime Volunteer Award, and Volunteer of the Year.
By: National 4-H Council.
Winners: Lifetime Award – Dolly Dwyer for her 58 years of service in Montana. Volunteer of the Year – Brenda Hawkins, also of Montana, for her work with Vid-Kids, a group that helps youth write, direct, produce and edit their own videos.
Contact: (301) 961-2915, www

Terrance Keenan Leadership Award

For: Contributions to the field of health philanthropy.
By: Grantmakers in Health.
Winner: Tom David, executive vice president of The California Wellness Foundation, for more than 20 years of work in health policy and program development.
Contact: (202) 452-8331,

William E. Simon Foundation Annual Prizes

For: Philanthropic leadership and social entrepreneurship. Each recipient gets $250,000.
By: The William E. Simon Foundation.
Winners: Philanthropic leadership – Raymond Chambers, founding chairman of the Points of Light Foundation. Social entrepreneurship – Eugene Rivers, founder of the Ella J. Baker House, a neighborhood center that serves youth in some of Boston’s poorest areas.
Contact: (215) 988-1830, www