the common good american spirit awards
 

The American Spirit Awards were created to honor the remarkable individuals who have contributed compassionately to the betterment of our nation and our democracy. They highlight individuals in the arts, public service, activism, and thought leadership, just to name a few.

 

Our 2019 Awardees:

List of Previous Awardees:

2018

Kerry Kennedy - Citizen Activism & Tribute to Robert F. Kennedy 

Fareed Zakaria - Thought Leadership

2017

Secretary John Kerry - Distinguished Public Service

Senator John McCain - Distinguished Public Service

Teresa Shook - Citizen Activism

2016

Congressman John Lewis - Distinguished Public Service

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy - Activism in the Arts

General (Ret.) David Petraeus -  Distinguished Public Service

Brandon Stanton - Citizen Activism


2015

Annie Clark and Andrea Pino - Citizen Activism

William Pope.L - Activism in the Arts

Judge Jed Rakoff - Distinguished Public Service

Bob Woodruff - Citizen Activism

2014

Lily Ledbetter - Citizen Activism

Arnon Milchan - Activism in the Arts 

Jose Antonio Vargas - Citizen Activism

2013

Nicole Hockley - Citizen Activism

David Gergen - Distinguished Public Service 

Edith Windsor - Citizen Activism

2011

Ruth Gruber - Citizen Activism

Henry Chalfant and Tony Silver - Freedom of Expression in the Arts