Honorary Host Committee

  • Kelly Brown
  • Quinn Delaney
  • Aaron Dorfman
  • Peter Edelman
  • Diane Feeney
  • Jane Fox-Johnson
  • Garlin Gilchrist, II
  • Joseph T. Hansen
  • Bob Herbert
  • Arlene Holt-Baker
  • Esther Lopez
  • Mary Morris Willis
  • Phil Radford
  • Cecile Richards
  • Justin Ruben
  • Susan Sandler
  • Terry Schuck
  • Sonia Sohn
  • Luz Vega-Marquis

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.

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 Andi Ryder at aryder@communitychange.org or (202) 339-9369.

  • 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

    • Diane Feeney
    • Ed and Jan Booth
    • Tim Sweeney
    • NewNationLogo
    • 97_01_1_HaasJr_PMS_541_
    • ufcw-logo
    • panta-rhea-logo
    • seiu-org-logo
    • AFGE
    • Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan
    • Patricia S. Dinner
    • Jonathan and Connie Heller
    • CWA-logo
    • Champion
    • SEIU
    •  Platinum
    • United Auto Workers
    •  Gold
    • AFL-CIO
    • Communications Workers of America
    • Quinn Delaney
    • Patricia S. Dinner
    • Diane Feeney
    • Jonathan and Connie Heller
    • Irwin Jacobs
    • Susan Sandler and Steve Phillips
    • Patricia Stryker
    • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    • UNITE Here International Union
    •  Silver
    • AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
    • Blue Ridge Foundation New York
    • Ed and Jan Booth
    • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr Fund
    • Nellie Mae Foundation
    • Panta Rhea Foundation
    •  Bronze
    • AFSCME
    • Kathleen Barry and Robert Burnett
    • Jeff and Karen Berman
    • Deepak Bhargava and Harry Hanbury
    • Building America CDS, Inc.
    • Democracy Alliance
    • Jane E. Fox-Johnson and Mitchell Johnson
    • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
    • Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP
    • Greg and Maria Jobin-Leeds
    • Hannah Kranzberg
    • Paulette Meyer and David Friedman
    • MoveOn.org
    • New World Foundation
    • Barney and Barbro Osher
    • Mary Morris Willis
    • Thomas Unterman
    • Toal, Griffith & Ayers, LLC
    • United Mine Workers
    • Supporters
    • Advancement Project
    • America’s Voice
    • Heather Booth
    • Boston Common Asset Management
    • Krista Brewer
    • Kelly L. Brown
    • Building for Progress
    • Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
    • Peter Colavito
    • Community Service Society of New York
    • Anne Delaney
    • Pronita Gupta and Deepak Pateriya
    • Donna Hall
    • Sandra Hernandez
    • Kristin Hull
    • Lynn Kanter and Janet Coleman
    • Mary M. Lassen and Martin Liebowitz
    • Dan and Sunita Leeds
    • William Lyons
    • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
    • National Immigration Forum
    • Jane Segal
    • Doug Phelps
    • Lenora Bush Reese
    • Marsha Rosenbaum, JK Irwin Foundation
    • Deborah Sagner
    • Spitfire Strategies
    • Jean Tom
    • United Bank
    • Katrina vanden Heuvel
    • The Voter Participation Center
    • Champion
    • SEIU
    • Platinum
    • The Nation
    • Gold
    • Communications Workers of America
    • Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan
    • Patricia S. Dinner
    • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr Fund
    • Diane Feeney
    • Jonathan and Connie Heller
    • United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
    • Silver
    • AFL-CIO
    • American Federation of Government Employees
    • Ed and Jan Booth
    • Panta Rhea Foundation
    • Susan Sandler and Steve Phillips
    • Tim Sweeney
    • Bronze
    • AFSCME
    • American Federation of Teachers
    • Jeff and Karen Berman
    • Clifford Chance LLC
    • Deepak Bhargava and Harry Hanbury
    • Jane E. Fox-Johnson and Mitchell Johnson
    • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
    • PowerPac.org
    • United Mine Workers of America
    • Supporter
    • Boston Common Asset Management
    • Catalist
    • Community Service Society of New York
    • Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
    • Design Data Systems, Inc.
    • Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP
    • Hodge, Hart & Schleifer, Inc
    • Integrated Direct Marketing
    • International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
    • Lynn Kanter and Janet Coleman
    • Gara LaMarche
    • Mary M. Lassen and Martin Liebowitz
    • Paulette Meyer and David Friedman
    • National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce
    • Pronita Gupta and Deepak Pateriya
    • Jane Segal
    • Spitfire Strategies
    • Jean L. Tom and Charles Stowell
    • Mary Morris Willis
    • USAction

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 9th annual Community Change Champion Awards to help us honor these heroes!

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