Past Awardees - 2019

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

2019 Awardees

The seventh annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards took place on Sept. 12, 2019.

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Michael Lang

Lang, co-creator of 1969's Woodstock Festival, was honored with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement for promoting unity.

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Michael J. Fox

Fox earned the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Courage for his advocacy of Parkinson’s research towards finding a cure.

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Mark Tewksbury

Tewksbury, an Olympic gold medalist, earned the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Gender Equality for his efforts in sports equality.

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Amy Hehre

Hehre received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Global Citizenship for founding a free children’s hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Dr. Mark Lynn

Lynn earned the Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award for his continued work and support of several Kentucky non-profit organizations.

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Majd Mashharawi - Confidence

Mashharawi founded companies to help solve the need for construction material in Gaza and creating environmentally-friendly energy solutions.

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Waad al-Kateab - Conviction

Al-Kateab is an award-winning filmmaker who highlighted human suffering inside the city of Aleppo in Syria.

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Shadrack Frimpong - Dedication

Frimpong founded Cocoa360 and pioneered and built the “farm-for-impact” health equity model; a tuition-free girls’ school and hospital.

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Michele Madison - Giving

Madison is the founder of Farming the Future, a Tallahassee-based business that designs and builds greenhouses and aquaponics systems in schools.

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Laura Ulloa - Respect

After Ulloa and her family were kidnapped by guerrilla members along with 200 other churchgoers, she became an advocate for forgiveness.

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Jared Hiakita - Spirituality

Hiakata represents Para Kore in the Far North of New Zealand, providing free education and resources to indigenous Māori communities.

More Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awardees

2021 Awardees

Ina Bond, Ann Curry, Chef Edward Lee and more were recognized for their significant global contributions on November 12, 2021.

2018 Awardees

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

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