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Awards for December 2003

Coming Up Taller Awards

For: Art-based programs doing outstanding work with underserved youth; winners receive $10,000.

By: President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Winners Include: Saint Joseph Ballet, Santa Ana, Calif.; Hard Cover Community Television Network, Chicago; and Community Music School, Raleigh, N.C.

Contact: (202) 682-5409,

Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize

For: Outstanding published research that enhances understanding of philanthropy in the United States and abroad.

By: Independent Sector.

Winner: Benjamin Gidron, Stanley Katz and Yeheskel Hasenfeld for their book Mobilizing Peace: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and South Africa.

Contact: (202) 467-6100,

Adoption Excellence Awards

For: Agencies that contribute to increasing the number of foster children placed in permanent homes.

By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Winners Include: Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption Network, Harrisburg; Child Welfare League of America, Washington; Frances Lewis Johnese, manager of the California Department of Families and Children Services in San Jose; and Judge Stephen Rideout, Alexandria, Va.

Contact: (877) 696-6775,

The Essence of Leadership Award

For: The outstanding leader of a national or local health and human services organization.

By: The National Assembly of Health and Human Services Organizations.

Winner: Philip Coltoff, CEO of The Children’s Aid Society, New York City.Contact: (202) 347-2080,

National Medal of Arts

For: The nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence.

By: National Endowment for the Arts.

Winners Include: Beverly Cleary, a children’s book author from Carmel, Calif.; Rafe Esquith, an arts educator from Los Angeles; and Suzanne Farrell, a dancer and instructor from Morristown, N.J.

Contact: (202) 682-5570,

Alliance for Children and Families Awards

For: Four awards: Barksdale Brown Volunteer Service (exemplary volunteer efforts that have a profound impact on children); the Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award (outstanding contribution to the Alliance for Children and Families); Spirit of the Alliance Award (direct service staff member’s commitment anddedication); and the Robert Rice Innovative Program Award (an innovative Alliance program).

By: Alliance for Children and Families.

Winners: Former First Lady Barbara Bush; Robert Jones, CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services; Belle Wells Montree, program director at Child & Family Services in Buffalo, N.Y.; and Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones (HALO) of Omaha, Neb.

Contact: (414) 359-1040,


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