Highland Park Humanitarian Award
The Highland Park Human Relations Commission (currently reestablished as the Human Relations Advisory Group) created the "Highland Park Humanitarian" award to recognize an individual resident who has rendered outstanding service to the Highland Park community, outside of his/her paid work environment. Any resident who has a record of sustained giving and has, through his/her efforts made a significant contribution to changing lives in the Highland Park Community may be nominated. Areas of service may include but are not limited to: education, charitable work, philanthropy, environmental advocacy, public policy, and serving senior citizens, youth, the disabled, and underprivileged.
Please address the scope and significance of the community activities of the nominee, and identify as many of your nominee's activities as possible.
The City of Highland Park Human Relations Advisory Group will review nominations and submit a completed Likert scale for each. Nominations and a compilation of Likert Scale data will be presented to the Mayor and City Council for selection of the Highland Park Humanitarian.
Recipient selected to receive a Humanitarian Award will be invited to a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7 PM.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Past recipients of this award include the following:
- Not Awarded due to COVID - 2020
- Janet Bernstein - 2019
- Andrea Amend - 2018
- James Styer - 2017
- Alicia De La Cruz - 2016
- The Jordan Michael Filler Foundation - 2015
- Aliza Gilbert - 2015
- Anne Flanigan Bassi - 2014
- Carol Spielman - 2013
- Shelley Kreiter-Solow - 2012
- Charlotte Landsman - 2009
- Michael D. Belsky - 2008
- Suzanne Greenwald - 2007
- Elizabeth Lassar - 2007
- Peter Koukos - 2006
- Robert Buhai - 2005
- Jack B. Blane - 2004
- Bruno Bertucci - 2003
- Karen Hamity-Kolman - Posthumous Recipient in 2003
- Holly Kerr - 2001
- Marilyn Straus - 2000
- Jerry Rudman - 1999
- Ruth Buhai - 1998
- Grace Mary Stern - 1997
- Janet Freund - 1996
- Len Abrahamson - Posthumous Recipient in 1996
For more information, please contact Laura Frey at 847.432.4110 or via e-mail at Lfrey@cityhpil.com