Recipients

1st - 26th

Tanya Aguiñiga

Tanya Aguiñiga

26th

Arts

Artist whose dynamic visual artworks blend contemporary craft, sculpture and performance to address issues of migration, gender and identity

Sanford Biggers

Sanford Biggers

26th

Arts

Artist whose work in sculpture, painting, video and performance reveal intertwined cultural and aesthetic relationships while suggesting new narratives

Dina Bakst & Sherry Leiwant

Dina Bakst &
Sherry Leiwant

26th

Economy

Co-Founders and Co-Presidents of A Better Balance, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that advances supportive workplace policies and justice for workers

William Bynum

William Bynum

26th

Economy

Founder and CEO of HOPE, a Jackson, Mississippi-based community development financial organization working to combat the factors that limit an individual’s ability to prosper

Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

26th

Environment

Pioneer in regenerative agriculture and soil health, catalyzing the transformation of farmland from an environmental problem to a solution

Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson

26th

Environment

Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project, a resource hub for Black frontline climate justice leadership

David Autor

David Autor

25th

25th Anniversary Special Recognition

Economist documenting the impact of globalization and technology advancement on the American worker

Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela Lena Frank

25th

Arts & Humanities

Composer and pianist who explores her multicultural heritage through her compositions and mentors emerging composers

Linda Behnken

Linda Behnken

25th

Environment

Commercial fisherman whose advocacy and cross-sector collaboration are protecting Alaska’s marine ecosystems and fishing communities

Molly Baldwin

Molly Baldwin

25th

Human Condition

Founder of Roca who developed a highly effective outreach program for young adults affected by urban violence

Katy Kozhimannil

Katy Kozhimannil

25th

Public Policy

Professor and public health researcher who drives policy change to reduce rising maternal mortality rates and address racism in healthcare

Alfa Demmellash and Alexander Forrester

Alfa Demmellash &
Alexander Forrester

25th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Co-founders of Rising Tide Capital, who created an inclusive model to mentor entrepreneurs and business owners in low-income communities