Philanthropic LeadershipThe Simon-DeVos Prize
Each year Philanthropy Roundtable honors a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through his or her own charitable giving with the Simon-DeVos Prize, which includes a $200,000 award payable to any named charity.
The 2022 winner of the Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership is Kenneth C. Griffin.
“Joining forces with the DeVos family enables us to continue to highlight the power of private philanthropy to effect community improvement, as well as to honor the memory of our respective fathers.”
About the Prize
Philanthropy Roundtable is honored to partner with the William E. Simon Foundation and the DeVos Family Foundation to administer the Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. This Prize recognizes philanthropic excellence and aims to inspire more Americans to sustain our nation’s rich philanthropic tradition.
The Simon-DeVos Prize highlights the values proven to strengthen communities and improve individual lives. Specifically, the Prize seeks to advance the principles of personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God and helping people to help themselves. Each year, the Prize honors a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through his or her own charitable giving.
The Prize includes a $200,000 award (payable to any named charity) and a special presentation at the Philanthropy Roundtable’s signature Annual Meeting event. The Prize seeks to celebrate philanthropic leadership and inspire further generosity to support charities that achieve results.
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“We are honored to partner with the Simon family for the Simon-DeVos Prize. This award shines a light on individuals making a significant impact in the philanthropic sector and their community through generosity. Personal philanthropy reflects the passions of the individual and plays an essential role in creating opportunity, enhancing the arts, improving educational outcomes, meeting basic human needs, and so much more.”
2022 Simon-DeVos Prize Winner: Kenneth Griffin
- 2021 Bill Oberndorf
- 2020 John and Susan Sobrato
- 2019 Russell L. Carson
- 2018 Paul Singer
- 2017 Pitt and Barbara Hyde
- 2016 Bruce and Suzie Kovner
- 2015 David Weekley
- 2014 Jon Huntsman Sr.
- 2013 Eli and Edythe Broad
- 2012 Bernie Marcus
- 2011 Charles Koch
- 2010 Roger Hertog
- 2009 Philip and Nancy Anschutz
- 2008 S. Truett Cathy
- 2007 Frank Hanna
- 2006 Richard and Helen DeVos
- 2005 Ben Carson
- 2004 David Robinson
- 2003 Sir John Templeton
- 2002 Raymond Chambers
- 2001 John Walton