The Philanthropy Roundtable is now seeking nominations for the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. We invite you to nominate an exceptional philanthropist whose charitable work is strengthening our free society.
The William E. Simon Prize honors living philanthropists who have shown exemplary leadership in their charitable giving, either directly or through the foundations they have created. The William E. Simon Foundation created this prize to further Bill Simon Sr.’s ideals and principles of personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people to help themselves. The Simon Prize highlights philanthropy’s unique role in tackling society’s greatest challenges and seeks to inspire others to strive for excellence in their charitable giving.
The recipient of the William E. Simon prize receives a $250,000 award, payable to the charity of his or her choice. In 2012, Home Depot co-founder and renowned philanthropist Bernie Marcus received the prize. To read more about the prize and previous recipients, click here.
The 2013 recipient will be presented with the award at The Philanthropy Roundtable’s 2013 Annual Meeting on October 17-18 in Palos Verdes, California.
We would be pleased to receive your nomination (PDF or online) of a deserving philanthropist by Friday, February 22, 2013. If you nominated a candidate for the 2012 William E. Simon Prize, you may request that we resubmit your materials.