Past Awardees - 2017

Awardees from the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards have been represented from five continents and diverse age ranges.

2017 Awardees

The fifth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards took place on Sept. 23, 2017.

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Patricia Arquette

Arquette earned the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement for using her platform to shine a light on important social issues.

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HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite

Princess Dr. Nisreen received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award for her dedication, becoming a highly visible doctor and scientist.

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Ashley Judd

Judd was awarded as Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian for advocating and activating inequities in the world through her strong voice.

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Paige Elenson

Elenson’s partnerships with leaders promoting service and self-empowerment earned her the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Global Citizenship.

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Hill Harper

Harper received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Education for addressing current affairs and global issues to a wide array of audiences.

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Heather Heyer

Heyer earned the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Social Justice taking a stand against injustice and promoting equal rights from a young age.

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Gavin Armstrong - Confidence

Armstrong founded Lucky Iron Fish, a social enterprise attempting to alleviate iron deficiency around the world using a simple health innovation.

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Mohammed Ashour - Conviction

Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire, a company that develops the most advanced insect farming technology in the world.

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John-Son Oei - Dedication

Oei aims to build relationships between the urban and rural divide by building homes for underprivileged Malaysian communities.

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Iseult Ward - Giving

Ward’s FoodCloud enterprise donates surplus food directly to over 5,000 charities through its software program and helps feed those in need.

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Anoop Jain - Respect

Jain works on public health initiatives in India working to create health equality, social and economic justice.

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Hannah Taylor - Spirituality

Taylor founded The Ladybug Foundation, a charity that has raised millions of dollars and helped homeless shelters and food banks across Canada.

More Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awardees

2018 Awardees

The sixth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards took place on Sept. 20, 2018.

2016 Awardees

The fourth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards took place on Sept. 17, 2016.

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