Join Global Fund for Children on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT for a virtual celebration to honor three organizations working to advance the rights of young people living in especially challenging circumstances.
The 2021 Courage Awards will recognize the courage and perseverance of three local nonprofits working to advance the rights of children and young people living in difficult circumstances around the world.
Speakers will include John Hecklinger, President and CEO of Global Fund for Children; Maya Ajmera, Founder of Global Fund for Children, President and CEO of Society for Science, and Publisher of Science News; Marianne Gimon d’Ansembourg, Juliette’s sister and an independent consultant and Refugees International Board member; Alicia D’Addario, a Senior Attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative; and representatives of the winning organizations.
The 2021 Courage Award Announcement is the capstone event to conclude our Celebration of Courage Campaign. This month of virtual events honors the community courage changing children’s lives. The award announcement follows galas in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as a global conversation with young leaders on COVID-19.
This is the capstone of our monthlong Celebration of Courage Campaign, which has included two virtual galas. On May 6, we’ll also be hosting a global conversation on education during COVID-19. You don’t want to miss this inspiring event. Previous winners have empowered children and youth to overcome tremendous obstacles, including forced labor, poverty, and gender-based violence.
At the awards announcement, you’ll get to hear about the incredible courage of this year’s winning organizations. Speakers will include:
- John Hecklinger, President and CEO of Global Fund for Children
- Maya Ajmera, Founder of Global Fund for Children, President and CEO of Society for Science, and Publisher of Science News
- Marianne Gimon d’Ansembourg, Juliette’s sister, independent consultant, and Board member of Refugees International
- Alicia D’Addario, Senior Attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative
- Representatives of the 2021 winning organizations
ABOUT THE COURAGE AWARDS
GFC gives the annual Courage Awards through the Juliette Gimon Fund for Courageous Leadership – a more than $1 million endowment made possible by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and other donors – in honor of Juliette Gimon, who passed away in 2018. A global philanthropist and former GFC Board Chair, Juliette helped shape GFC through her wisdom, insights, and profound concern for children, changing hundreds of thousands of young lives across the globe.