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Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award

Chairman's Lifetime Achievement Award

Executive Director's Award

 

 

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award is presented annually by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust to individuals or groups that have demonstrated the spirit of humanity through volunteer work, advocacy, leadership and/or philanthropy in their community, thereby fighting indifference, intolerance, and injustice.

2015 Humanitarian Award Winner: Eva Galambos

Eva Galambos was the first mayor of Sandy Springs. She was elected in early November 2005 and served until November 2013. As mayor, she designed a model public/private partnership for city administration and the delivery of public services that has been recognized worldwide. Click here to read more.
 
2014

Melanie Nelkin

2013 Bill Nigut
2012 Tuskegee Airmen
2011 Governor Nathan Deal
2010 Governor Sonny Perdue
2009 Michael A. Morris, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
2008 Eli M. Rosenbaum
2007 Holocaust Memorial Museum, Leesburg Middle School
We Remember: A Memorial for the Children of the Holocaust, Habersham County Middle School
Children's Holocaust Memorial and Paper Clip Project, Whitwell Middle School
2006 Rescuers of Baby Noor: Captain Anthony Fournier, First Lieutenant Billy Chau, First Lieutenant Jeffery Morgan, First Sergeant Charles Morgan, Sergeant First Class Michael Sonen, Staff Sergeant Archer Ford, Sergeant Nicholas Jelks
Charlie Company First Battalion 121st Infantry 48th Bridage Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard
2005 Dr. Robert R. Friedmann
2004 Jaap Polak, Chairman Emeritus of Anne Frank USA
2003 General Raymond G. Davis
2002 Reverend Gerald D. Durley and Rabbi Steven Lebow
2001 Senator Vincent D. Ford
2000 Senator Max Cleland
1999 Betty Cantor
1998 Dr. Marvin C. Goldstein
1997 Monica Kaufman
1996 Pat Conroy, author
1995 Thomas B. Murphy
1994 Governor Zell Miller

Chairman's Lifetime Achievement Award

2015 Chairman's Liftetime Achievement Award Winner: Ambassador Opher Aviran, Consul General of Israel to the Southeast U.S.

Opher Aviran was appointed in August 2010 to serve as the Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States. Aviran joined Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983, having since served at the Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, the Embassy of Israel in The Hague in the Netherlands, and the Embassy in Canberra, Australia. In October 2014, Aviran was promoted to the rank of Ambassador. Click here to read more.

 
 
2013 Congressman Phil Gingrey
2012 Charles Edwards, CEO and President of Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency
2010 Dr. Allan Gathercoal

Executive Director's Award

2013 Executive Director's Award Winner: Representative Ed Rynders

 
On April 12, 2013, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, on behalf of the State of  Georgia, is hosting the annual State Official Observance “Days of Remembrance” of the  victims of the Holocaust. The observance begins at 12:00 pm in the North Wing of the  State Capitol.
 
The 2013 Executive Director’s Award will be presented by Viki Staley to Representative Ed Rynders. The award is presented to an individual or individuals who have been a direct influence in the ability of the Executive Director to carry out the mission of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Read more...
 
2012

 Judy Serritella, Coordinator of Library Media Services, Georgia Department of Education

Rick Foster, Senior Project Manager, Optech Monnett LLC