Nominations Open for 2023 Simon-DeVos Prize

WASHINGTON – February 15, 2023 Philanthropy Roundtable announced that nominations are open for its annual Simon-DeVos Prize, which recognizes philanthropic excellence by honoring a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through his or her own charitable giving. Highlighting the values proven to strengthen communities and improve individual lives, the Prize’s purpose is to emphasize the impact of private philanthropy and inspire others to support charities that achieve results.

Each year, Philanthropy Roundtable presents $200,000 to a charitable organization of the winner’s choice. The Prize seeks to advance the principles of personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God and helping people to help themselves.

“Despite economic challenges and uncertainty, generous Americans continue to support effective charitable organizations every day. We are honored to recognize another outstanding philanthropic leader with the 2023 Simon-DeVos Prize and celebrate their impact,” said Elise Westhoff, president and CEO of Philanthropy Roundtable. “We are grateful to the Simon and DeVos families for their wonderful support, which allows us to highlight these incredible philanthropists and inspire others to support their communities.”

Nominations for the Simon-DeVos Prize are welcome through March 22, 2023, and can be submitted here. A selection committee will review the nominations, and the 2023 Prize will be presented at the Roundtable’s annual meeting in October before a large audience of donors.

About the Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

The Simon-DeVos Prize recognizes philanthropic excellence and aims to inspire more Americans to sustain our nation’s rich philanthropic tradition. It is generously funded by the William E. Simon Foundation and the DeVos Family Foundation.

About Philanthropy Roundtable 

Philanthropy Roundtable is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. To achieve this vision, Philanthropy Roundtable pursues a mission to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom and help donors advance liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.

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