Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award
Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award: Call for Nominations
The Traverse City Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award. Sara Hardy was instrumental in establishing the Human Rights Commission more than 30 years ago. This award recognizes her contributions to the community by honoring an individual who exemplifies the ideals of the Commission. These ideals are to promote mutual understanding and respect among all people and to discourage discriminatory practices. Recent recipients of the Award include Marian Kromkowski, Glenna and Ken Andrews, Jim Rowlett, Brian Simerson, Eugene Fox, Susan Odgers, Joe Lada, Helen Cook, Gladys Muñoz and Sally Van Vlleck.
To nominate someone you believe represents these ideals, please submit a letter to include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number and humanitarian activities they are involved in along with the reasons why you are nominating this individual.
The nominator should include their name and phone number in the letter as well. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020. Please send nominations to the Traverse City Human Rights Commission, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49684 or fax to the Human Rights Commission at 231-922-4470. Nominators may be invited to present their nominations in person to the Human Rights Commission.
The recipient of the award will be honored at the Governmental Center on a date to be determined. The reception will precede the presentation of the award at the Traverse City Commission meeting that evening.
For more information, please email Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your nomination.
Sara Hardy, a longtime resident, through her courageous and determined actions brought about the concept of a Human Rights organization in her community. Her conduct and professionalism exemplify 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 individuals who exemplify the Human Rights Commission's ideas. The recipients of this award are selected by the Traverse City Human Rights Commission. We want to encourage the citizens of the Traverse City area to join us in recognizing the contributions made by these deserving individuals in the promotion of human rights.
Sara Hardy Award Recipients:
1993 Mary Lou Hansen
1994 Edwin Frederick
1995 Jim Carruthers
1996 Terry Fogle
1997 Dorothy Kye
1998 Tom Shea
1999 Rabbi Stacie Fine
Dec 2000 Jo Bullis
Feb 2002 Paul Heaton
2003 Tom Appel
2004 Jeff Haas
2005 Ann Rogers and Ed Emenheiser
2006 Sandra Svec and David Vinocur
2007 Steve Perdue
2008 Gertrude Morgan Springer
2009 Jim Rowlett and Brian Simerson
2010 Eugene Fox and Susan Odgers
2011 Joe Lada
2012 Helen Cook
2013 Gladys Muñoz
2014 Jane Hayes
2015 Ken and Glenda Andrews
2016 Marian Kromkowski
2017 Dayna Ryan
2018 Emmy Lou Cholak & Jenn Cameron
2019 Sally Van Vlleck