William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
The William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership is an annual award given by the William E. Simon Foundation in honor of its founder, former Secretary of the Treasury and financier William E. Simon, and administered by the Philanthropy Roundtable.
The award was created in 2000, first awarded in 2001, and is given to "highlight the power of philanthropy to promote positive change and to inspire others to support charities that achieve genuine results." The prize is given to living donors who have "shown exemplary leadership through their own charitable giving, either directly or through foundations they have created." Donors who receive the prize are expected to exemplify Simon's ideals, which include "personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people to help themselves."
The Simon Prize carries a $250,000 purse, which is awarded to the charity or charities of the recipient's choice.
The Simon Prize is presented at the Philanthropy Roundtable's Annual Meeting.
List of recipients
- Philanthropy Roundtable, .
- Levenick, Christopher (September/October 2007). "The Call of the Philanthropist". Philanthropy. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- Miller, John J. (November/December 2008). "Service with a Smile". Philanthropy. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- Last, Jonathan V. (Fall 2009). "Pass It On". Philanthropy. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- Stephens, Bret (Fall 2010). "The Business of Big Ideas". Philanthropy. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- Glassman, James K. (Fall 2011). "Market-Based Man". Philanthropy. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- "The Philanthropy Roundtable announces Bernie Marcus as the 2012 recipient of the William E. Simon Prize". Retrieved 30 April 2012.