John W. Gardner Leadership Award
Past Recipients

2014
Alberto Ibarg├╝en
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

2013
Constance L. "Connie" Rice
Advancement Project

2012
Jeff Skoll
Skoll Foundation

2011
Bill Drayton
Ashoka

2010
General Colin and Alma Powell
America's Promise Alliance

2009
Geoffrey Canada
Harlem Children's Zone

2008
Robert Greenstein

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

2007
Susan V. Berresford
Ford Foundation

2006
Johnnetta B. Cole
Bennett College for Women

2005
Ronald Grzywinski
Shorebank Corporation

2004
Raul Yzaguirre
National Council of La Raza

2003
Robert L. Payton
Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University

2002
Harris Wofford
America's Promise

2001
Rebecca L. Adamson
Founder and President, First Nations Development Institute

2000
Dorothy Stoneman
YouthBuild U.S.A.

1999
Lois Gibbs
Center for Health, Environment and Justice

1998
Pablo Eisenberg
Center for Community Change

1997
Millard Fuller
Habitat for Humanity International

1996
Arthur Mitchell
Dance Theatre of Harlem

1995
Justin Dart, Jr.
A champion in the fight for civil rights for all people, with and without disabilities

1994
Sarah and James Brady
National organizers and advocates for handgun control

1994 Special Award
Brian O'Connell
Founding President and President Emeritus, Independent Sector

1993
Mathilde Krim, Ph.D.
American Foundation for AIDS Research

1992
Joy and Herbert Kaiser
Medical Education for South African Blacks (MESAB)

1991 (Joint Award)
Antonia Pantoja, Ph.D.
ASPIRA, National Puerto Rican Forum, Boricua College, Puerto Rican Research Center

David E. Rogers, M.D.
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School, Founding Chair, National AIDS Fund

1990
Edward P. Bullard, IV
TechnoServe, Inc.

1989
Andrew Heiskill
TIME Inc., and National Urban Coalition

1988
Wilma Mankiller
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

1987 (Joint Award)
James W. Rouse
Enterprise Foundation

Faye Wattleton
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

1986
Charles D. Bannerman
Mississippi Action for Community Education

1985 (Joint Award)
Marian Wright Edelman
Children's Defense Fund

Father Theodore Martin Hesburgh
Notre Dame University

Mitchell Sviridoff
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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