The Philanthropy Roundtable is currently welcoming nominations for an annual prize that highlights the power of philanthropy to promote positive change. For the last 15 years, The Philanthropy Roundtable has been honored to administer the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. In 2021, the DeVos family has joined the Simon family in the establishment of the Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.
Each year the Prize is awarded to a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through his or her own charitable giving. The Prize and $200,000 award seek to advance the principles of personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people to help themselves.
“The Roundtable is so grateful to the Simon and DeVos families for generously funding a Prize that highlights the honorable work done by philanthropists to inspire positive social change,” said Elise Westhoff, president and CEO of The Philanthropy Roundtable. “During an especially difficult period for our country, philanthropy continues to meet the many challenges we face with efficiency, creativity, and compassion. We can’t wait to see who is nominated for the Simon-DeVos Prize this year, and look forward to honoring the recipient in October during the Roundtable’s annual meeting.”
Nominations for the Simon-DeVos Prize are welcome through Friday, April 9, 2021, and can be submitted here. A selection committee will review the nominations, and a winner will be selected in May. The Prize is presented at the Roundtable’s annual meeting in October, before a large audience of donors.
Aboutthe Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
The Simon-DeVos Prize is generously funded by the William E. Simon Foundation and the DeVos Family Foundation.
The Simon-DeVos Prize seeks to advance the principles of personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people to help themselves. Its purpose is to highlight the power of philanthropy and inspire others to support charities that achieve results. The award is intended to honor living philanthropists who have shown exemplary leadership through their own charitable giving.