Honorees

These awards are all about honoring an outstanding group of leaders in the fight for economic equity and social justice. Each year we celebrate social justice heroes – both sung and unsung – who have dedicated their work and, in some cases, their lifetimes to change the lives of low-income people and people of color across the country.

Emerging Change ChampionThe Emerging Change Champion Award was established by the Center for Community Change and the Petra Foundation to recognize emerging or overlooked champions of change, who work to build power for greater social and economic justice in low income communities, specifically low income communities of color. Click here to nominate an up-and-coming leader in your community by June 3, 2016.

 

Become A Sponsor

The Community Change Champion Awards is a time for activists, allies, organizations and community leaders to recognize the leadership of the honorees and celebrate the work of the Center for Community Change. Join the growing list of supporters for this event by sponsoring today. Questions? Please contact Julia Paik Foster at 202-339-9360 or jpaik@communitychange.org.

  • Champion

    $50,000 or more

    • Opportunity to address the audience from the podium
    • Recognition of your sponsorship from the podium
    • Logo prominently featured on signage at event and in program
    • Recognition in press materials
    • Platinum $25,000–$49,000
    • Gold $10,000–$24,999
    • Silver $5,000–$9,999
    • Bronze $2,500–$4,999
    • Supporter $1,000–$2,499
  • Benefits of sponsorship include:
    • Name featured in the event program and CCC’s annual report
    • Prominent listing as an event sponsor on our website
    • Up to 10 tickets to attend the event

This Year’s Sponsors

    • Champion
    • SEIU
    • Platinum
    • United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, CLC
    • Gold
    • AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
    • American Federation of Government Employees
    • Communications Workers of America
    • Patricia S. Dinner
    • Diane Feeney
    • Jonathan Heller and Connie Cagampang Heller
    • Susan Sandler and Steve Philips
    • UFCW Local 1518
    • Silver
    • AFL-CIO
    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    • Deepak Bhargava and Harry Hanbury
    • Ed and Jan Booth
    • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
    • NFL Players Association
    • Panta Rhea Foundation
    • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    • Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union
    • The Nation
    • The Yucaipa Companies
    • Tim Sweeney
    • UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO
    • UFCW Local 1996
    • UFCW Local 400
    • UFCW Region 4 Central States Council
    • UFCW Region Council #6 – Northern Plains
    • United Auto Workers (UAW)
    • United Latinos of The UFCW
    • Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney
    • Bronze
    • American Postal Workers Union
    • Clifford Chance US LLP
    • Greg and Maria Jobin-Leeds
    • Janet Kranzberg
    • Jeff and Karen Berman
    • Nia Community Foundation
    • PowerPAC Foundation
    • UFCW District Council of New York & New Jersey
    • UFCW Local 1442
    • UFCW Local 1473
    • UFCW Local 1500
    • UFCW Local 175
    • UFCW Local 464A
    • UFCW Local 770
    • ULLICO
    • United Mine Workers of America
    • United Steelworkers
    • Supporter
    • International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
    • Mary Morris Willis
    • Pronita Gupta and Deepak Pateriya
    • UFCW Local 2
    • UFCW Local 328
    • UFCW Local OUTreach
    • UFCW Region 5 Council
    • UFCW Western States Council
    • UFCW Women’s Network
    • American Federation of Teachers
    • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    • Civil Service Employees Association
    • Community Service Society of New York
    • Demos
    • Design DATA
    • Donna Katzin and Alan Altschuler
    • Dorian T. Warren
    • Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP
    • Integrated Direct Marketing
    • Jackie Jenkins-Scott
    • Judy Patrick
    • Liam Lavery and Yazmin Mehdi
    • Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW
    • Lynn Kanter and Janet Coleman
    • Mary M. Lassen and Martin Liebowitz
    • Patricia Bauman
    • Metro IAF
    • Paulette J. Meyer and David Friedman
    • UFCW Local 2008
    • UFCW Local 227
    • UFCW Local 342
    • UFCW Local 832
    • UFCW Local 99
    • UFCW Minority Coalition
    • Williams Lyons

2015 Event Photos

Spirit of the Awards

We celebrate the work that often goes unheralded, and the people and organizations that keep our vision for a just world alive. Too frequently, we focus only on the final outcome of a campaign instead of taking a moment to honor the often-unsung heroes behind the scenes. The Community Change Champion Awards were created to do just that: to recognize the people and organizations whose work is making progress toward social justice a reality. We honor work that reshapes the political landscape and challenges us to press forward toward a better world:

  • The organizers and leaders who inspire people to identify the changes they need and take action to fight for them.
  • The public servants who carry the voices of the people with them into the corridors of power.
  • The artists and thinkers who envision a more just future, and what it will take to get us all there.
  • The donors and philanthropists who help build a broader movement by connecting people with resources that help them fight for change.
  • Our partners in the labor movement, who share CCC’s commitment to rights and opportunity for hard-working people.
  • The organizations that bring people together and build their communities with grassroots power.
  • And the activists who demonstrate bravery, determination and resolve, even when the obstacles seem insurmountable and change seems out of reach.

These people and organizations nourish the social justice movement every day, in every community, in myriad ways. You’re invited to join us for our 11th annual Community Change Champion Awards to help us honor these heroes!

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