The Ethics Project’s
Ambassador Andrew Young Award for Outstanding Ethics, Service, and Commitment to Family and Community
The Ambassador Andrew J. Young Award for Oustanding Ethics, Service, and Commitment to Family and Community, was established by The Ethics Project in 2011, to recognize individuals in the community who have dedicated their lives to serving the community while honoring the family. Named for Andrew Young, former US Ambassador, congressman, minister, Atlanta mayor, co-chair of the 1996 Olympics and top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ambassador Young presented the first 13 awards to a cohort of community leaders at The Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis. Among those awardees was Judge Jimmie Edwards who went on to be named the National Judge of the Year in 2013, which was conferred by Chief Justice John Roberts at the US Supreme Court.
Ambassador Young has since presented the award at the inaugural National Youth Summit in St. Louis 2015. and in 2016 he presented the award during the National Youth Summit at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC to, among others, Dr. Terrence Roberts, for his continued work through the Little Rock Nine Foundation, Dr. Bernard Lafeyette, for his life’s work as the SNCC director who did the groundwork in Selma, Alabama, and continued service as the Chairman of the Board of the SCLC and professor at Emory University, to Ferguson activist Clifton Kinney who went on to meet with President Barack Obama, and Dr. Wintley Phipps, internationally recognized vocalist and founder of The American Dream Academy.
Recipients of this year’s awards, including The Life Achievement Award shown here and first presented to Missouri Pioneer in Education, Caroline Moss Fisher, will be recognized at the opening ceremony of TheNYS on November 12th in the Historic Ebenezer Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr served as pastor. The award was presented on behalf of Ambassador Young by the esteemed Presidential Medal Freedom recipient, Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian pictured below.
The Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, 2017 Ethics Project’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Presenter of The Ambassador Andrew Young Award
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St. Louis American Feb 2, 2016
Clifton Kinnie wins Andrew Young Leadership Award
THE PASSING THE TORCH AWARD
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This 2017 award ceremony took place in Historic Ebenezer Church on November 12th, 2017.
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