Azar Nafisi

The Laureate...

is the creative thinker selected from the areas of the arts, the sciences, the humanities, and public service.

Azar Nafisi

2015 Laureate

Azar Nafisi first won acclaim as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which offered compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran. More

The Legacy Prize...

is awarded each year to young, gifted individuals in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service.

Susan Thompson

Susan Thompson

2014 Legacy winner

Susan created Kohana, a family company devoted to developing life-changing breast pump products for new mothers. More

Megalya Marquez

Megalya Marquez

2014 Legacy winner

Megalya has pursued her love of science as an intern at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research while also developing her vocal and dance… More

Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

2014 Legacy winner

Daniel combined his passion for history and theater in a one-man play that examined the effects of military policy during the Korean War on policies… More

Sam Greenberg

Sam Greenberg

2014 Legacy winner

Sam is working with fellow Harvard students to start a new shelter dedicated to young homeless adults ages 18-24 More

Carley DeFranco

Carley DeFranco

2014 Legacy winner

With four fellow musicians, Carley was featured in the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage Concert Series More

Past winners:

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Richard Kelly - The Mamelodi Township

RICHARD KELLEY, 2009 LEGACY AWARDEE & JUNTO MEMBER, TEACHING ABROAD - The Mamelodi Township of South Africa is home to more than 1 million people. Set up by the then apartheid government, Mamelodi was designated as a blacks-only area. Today, Mamelodi residents are still almost… More

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01.06.2015

Mark Morris Dance Group(MMDG), founded by 2012 Laureate Mark Morris, completes world tour

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02.25.2014

Chelsea Harrison, 2008 Legacy winner, stars as Joan of Arc at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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02.23.2014

2011 Legacy winner Maritsa Hristova serves as Orchestra Director in Cambridge, MA school

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02.20.2014

Shalini Pammal, 2011 Legacy winner, is first “Service to Society” Fellow

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