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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award Recipients – 1990-20151990Bishop William C. FreyRudolfo "Corky" GonzalesRachel NoelRev. James D. Peters, Jr.Rev. Acen L. PhillipsArie Taylor1991Warren AlexanderLeo CardenasJoyce Marie DavisJohn EchohawkRabbi Steven FosterSumiko HennesseyRev. Julian RushJames D. White1992Daisy Anderson,Steamboat SpringsGreater Denver MinisterialAllianceRev. Wendell T. LigginsRex MorganMax FrankelSwanee HuntGary LozowLewis Trujillo1993Polly B. BacaDenver Rescue MissionSarah Lee FosterCharlotte FriedmanVincent G. Harding, Ph.D.Penfield W. Tate IIA WORLD OFDIFFERENCE1994Dr. Jules AmerLowell DarrRabbi Daniel GoldbergerKappa Alpha PhiNational Council of NegroWomen, Inc.Patricia Barela RiveraLeonard Sowell1995Senator Robert E. AllenOleta L. CrainRuth C. DennyJim GarciaAntonio Guardado, SouthH.S.Rosalind “Bee” HarrisHome of NeighborlyServices TeriWesterman/PHAMALY1996Anti-Defamation LeagueShaun Gutierrez/Heaton M.S, Agatha JacksonGrace Hale JordanOrlando’s WayGladys RajSage RemingtonUMOJA: Terry Minggia,Virgil Robinson, AlfredSayersU.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder1997American Friends ServiceCommitteeGwendolyn Scott / AWORLD OF DIFFERENCELorraine GranadoBarbara Shannon-BannisterRev. Aaron GrayGeorge Stranahan (RoaringFork Valley)Sarah HarmonSusie Jones / DorothyBaker ProjectMary MieraBarbara Shannon-BanisterGeorge Stranahan (RoaringFork Valley)Gwendolyn ThomasBernie Valdez1998Randy ChapmanRamon del CastilloKaren FallahiPatricia J HuhnVerna W. Jackson, Ph.D.2
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award Recipients – 1990-2015Kathy KuskulisOliver “Skeeter” Van/NightMovesDarius Lee SmithChristopher Weatherly-White, M.D.Jeannie VanVelkinburghJohn H. Yee1999Lawrence “Larry” DonatoWilliam DurlandFriendly Harbor Drop-inCenter, PuebloEssie GarrettRosianna LewisRobbi Smith LangeElizabeth and Ted Thomas2000Michael AubergerSharol EnocksonVirginia FraserNoel and Leslie GinsburgBen ReiffJanet SammonsBarbara Vogel2001Chris & Chad HornerBabs JohnsonJack Lang y MarquezRobert I. “Bob” PattonSen. Gloria T. TannerMenola UpshawCarlotta Walls Lanier,TrailblazerSyl Morgan Smith,Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award Recipients – 1990-2015Pensal McCrayL. Elaine NealJulissa SotoJulissa TorrezSimone WilliamsGeorge W. Gray & JuanitaRoss Gray (posthumous)Lifetime AchievementAward2008Senator Peter C. GroffRandle LoebHaven MosesLieutenant Les PerryElisa SagehornProject Angel HeartVolunteers of America,(Colorado Branch)Wilma M. Taylor(posthumous) LifetimeAchievement Award2009Christie DonnerPastors Leon & YvonneEmersonRuss NesibaTracy Jenkins WinchesterCalvin NattMaria Guajardo, Ph.D.Jean & Sam GuytonLifetime AchievementAward2010Former Senator theHonorable DorothyRupert,LifetimeAchievementAwardMs. Cleo ParkerRobinson, LifetimeAchievement Award.Clinica TepeyacMs. Rhonda FieldsLa Academia at theDenver Inner City ParishLeague of Women Voters ofDenver Education FundPastor Heidi McGinnessMs. Alyssa Motz, YouthRecipient2011Lifetime AchievementAwardDr. Robbie BeanMrs. Lena Gibbons(Posthumous)Mrs. Alice LangleyMs. Loretta RichardsonCoach Laurence TarverThe Stapleton Foundation(Alisha Brown & FrankLucero)2012HonorableMenola UpshawLifetimeAchievement:Mrs. MarionVeronica Ellerbee(Posthumous)The Alpha PhiAlpha Fraternity,Inc.,Officer DavidHutchings,The Abrahamic Initiative,Dr. Raymond Dean Jones.Reverend Ronald Wooding,The Dr. Joyce Marie DavisOutstand Youth Award:Salina C. Trahan,2013Abraham Harold FieldsAlyse Cecile HarrisDr. Arthur JonesTamara RhoneDr. Ryan RossSisters of Charity ofLeavenworthThe Honorable ElbraWedgeworthLifetimeAchievementAward:Bennie Lucille Williams4TrailblazerBea Branscombe(posthumous)Hiawatha Davis(posthumous)2002Civic Center Office BuildingCommunity OutreachProgramEleanor G. CrowBetina HicksGrant Jones Jr.Frank NelsonDavid SchummRobert J. Shoates2003Victoria “Vikki” BuckleyCharles ButcherDaniel OhBetty ProctorStephen StraightBess Bailiff-TurnerMayor & Mrs. WellingtonWebb LifetimeAchievement Award2004Lucy Pab`onIssac Moore (posthumous)Keith “K.C.” MatthewsWilliam H. CokerJared PolisJohn & Edna MosleyLifetime AchievementAward2005Dianne BriscoeKara Rosa CayceBrother Jeff FardParthenia Jones-JohnsonDr. Lucy Jane MillerKaren Wilde RogersDr. Albert C. YatesAbelardo “Lalo” DelgadoLifetime AchievementAward2006Charles CousinsThe Daniels FundFannie Fiddmont, Ed. D.Johnnie Johnson & WayneTurnerCecilia MascarenasZara A. SnappHazel Johnson WhisettRosemarie Freeney-HardingLifetime AchievementAward2007Silke HansenArchie Jones3
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award Recipients –
- Murugan Palani
- Tom Luehrs
- Rose Ellen Shipp
- Outstanding Youth Award:”
- Josephine “Josie” Shumway
- “The Honorable Wilma J.
- Webb Founders Award:”
- Elinor (Ellie) Miller
- Greenberg &
- Richard Young ESQ.
- Thelma Gash &
- Robert & Eddie Woolfolk
- David Arterberry, Lifetime
- Dr. Barbara Shannon Banister,
- Lifetime Achievement
- Dr. Evie Dennis, Lifetime
- Anna Jo Haynes
- Reverend Doctor Jules Smith
- Nekyah Cheraye Scott (Dr.
- Joyce Marie Davis Outstanding
- Youth Award)
- Special MLK Commission
- award: (Honorable Wilma J.
- Webb Founder’s) Award
- Greater Metro Denver
- Ministerial Alliance (GMDMA)
- Charles Burell
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award Recipients – 1990-20152014Murugan PalaniTom LuehrsRose Ellen ShippThe “Dr. Joyce Marie DavisOutstanding Youth Award:”Josephine “Josie” ShumwayBrady“The Honorable Wilma J.Webb Founders Award:”Elinor (Ellie) MillerGreenberg &Richard Young ESQ.LifetimeAchievementAward:Thelma Gash &Robert & Eddie Woolfolk2015David Arterberry, LifetimeAchievementDr. Barbara Shannon Banister,Lifetime AchievementDr. Evie Dennis, LifetimeAchievementAnna Jo HaynesReverend Doctor Jules SmithNekyah Cheraye Scott (Dr.Joyce Marie Davis OutstandingYouth Award)Special MLK Commissionaward: (Honorable Wilma J.Webb Founder’s) AwardGreater Metro DenverMinisterial Alliance (GMDMA)Charles Burell5
Name of person making nominationAddressEmail addressHome phone and faxWork phone and faxName of another person who can confirm and add to your reasons for nomination:AddressEmail addressHome phone and faxWork phone and faxPLEASEBEPREPAREDTOSUBMITARECENTPROFESSIONALPHOTOGRAPHINCAMERA-READY FORMATOFYOURNOMINEEIFSELECTEDASA2016RECIPIENTIF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENTPROFESSIONALPHOTOGRAPH, WE WILL PROVIDE APROFESSIONALPHOTOGRAPHER TO PHOTOGHAPH THE HONORNEE!Submit your nomination to:Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Committeec/o Terry Nelson2401 Welton StDenver, Colorado 80205 orFAX720.865.2418 orE-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.comNote: if you submit your nomination by mail using US Mail or hand deliver toBlair –Caldwell African American Research Library, Attn: Terry Nelson, it mustbe received byMonday, November 16th2015
In the spirit of justice, peace and humanity, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission’s Humanitarian Awards Committee is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that have given freely from their hearts to others, who have given their talent, time and energy to meet unmet needs, stir hope, speak for the voiceless, and to build a better world, if for just one person at a time. Adults, young people, organizations, and groups who volunteer their time and talents to the community are our focus.
We also seek those individuals working in service positions whose passion for the people or causes they serve, pushes them to regularly go above and beyond their job duties. We are equally interested in youth who are setting a stellar example for all in the Colorado community.
We will honor six of these “message carriers” on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. The awards ceremony will be celebrated in conjunction with a community reception and concert by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, which is held annually to celebrate Dr. King’s life and work.
Your nominee will be in excellent company. Humanitarian recipients have come from all walks of life, but each has been driven, as Dr. King was, by the desire to help and make the world a better place. Past recipients of the Humanitarian Awards are listed on the back of this letter. Humanitarian Awards Committee members are not eligible for consideration.
The form is also available online at under “2015 Humanitarian Awards.” Feel free to download and copy the form and share it with others.
Please mail or hand delivers the nomination form to:
Chair, Humanitarian Awards Committee
Please mail the nomination form to:
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library,
2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205
your nomination form to: 720-865-2418
Midnight, Sunday, December 14, 2014.
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