The Philanthropy Roundtable is now seeking nominations for the 2014 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 2013, KB Home co-founder Eli Broad and his wife Edythe received the prize for their significant contributions to K-12 reform, medical research, and the arts.
The 2014 recipient will be presented with the award at The Philanthropy Roundtable's 2014 Annual Meeting on October 9-10 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
We would be pleased to receive your nomination (online or PDF) of a deserving philanthropist by Friday, February 21, 2014. If you nominated a candidate for the 2013 William E. Simon Prize, you may request that we resubmit your materials.