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Presentation of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award

by Katelyn Stroven
Tuesday, March 4, 2014



Theresa Gardner, Chair of the Human Rights Commission: 
Kelli Schroeder, Human Rights Commission Staff: 922-4481

Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award
March 16, 2014

Traverse City will be presenting the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award on Monday, March 16, 2014. A celebration will take place at 6 p.m. in the second floor training room, with the award presentation at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, Second Floor of the Governmental Center at 400 Boardman Avenue. This year’s recipient is Jane Hayes who “has dedicated herself to supporting education on all levels and furthering the ideals of equality and diversity for all individuals, including the disadvantaged and disabled.”  This year’s recipient has made a positive impact on our community and is especially deserving of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award.

Sara Hardy, a long time resident, through her courageous and determined actions gave birth to the concept of a Human Rights organization in her community. Her conduct and professionalism exemplifies the philosophies and ideals of the Human Rights Commission to promote mutual understanding and respect among all people and to discourage discriminatory practices.

This award recognizes Sara Hardy’s contributions to the community by honoring an individual who exemplifies the Human Rights Commission’s ideals. The recipient of this award is selected by the Traverse City Human Rights Commission. Recent recipients of the Award include Gertrude Morgan Springer, Jim Rowlett, Brian Simerson, Eugene Fox, Susan Odgers, Joe Lada, Helen Cook and Gladys Muñoz.

We want to encourage the citizens of the Traverse City area to join with us in recognizing the contributions made by this deserving individual in the promotion of human rights.

Nomination information is available upon request.