»Schweitzer Award of Excellence

Previous Recipients of the Schweitzer Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence has been given since 1982 annually by Chapman University to an individual or organization that exemplifies Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service.

+-2000s

2014 Karen Haren Harvesters Community Food Network

2012

L’Arche Wavecrest Organization

Home for developmentally disabled adults allowing them to live outside of the client-patient relationship. 

2011

Whirlwind Wheelchair International

Organization devoted to providing wheelchairs

2010

Concern America

International development and aid organization

2009

Anthony Garcia-Prats

Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative

2008

Tias Arms

Organization devoted to the children of South Africa

2007

Michael Belay

Hands Across the Planet to Poor Youth, Inc.

2006

Peter Verbiscar-Brown

Global Partners for Development

2004

Ria Fennema

The Spirit of Faith Children's Centre

2003

Mary McAnena

Mary's Kitchen

2002

Harmon and Nadine Wilkinson

Chapman Trustee; advocates of peace and justice

2001

Habitat for Humanity

2001

Southern Poverty Law Center

2000

American Friends Service Committee

Quaker organization

+-1990s

1999

Givat Haviva

Center for Jewish and Arab discussion and education

1998

Fabiola Letelier

Human rights lawyer from Chile

1997

Dr. Helen Caldicott

Pediatrician and social activist

1996

Dr. W. Larimer Mellon, Jr. (posthumously)
and Mrs. Gwen Mellon

Founders of the Schweitzer Hospital, Haiti

1995

Dr. Frederick and Mrs. Claske Franck

Dentist and artist

1994

Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

1993

Dr. Fred Hollows

Australian ophthalmologist

1992

Dr. Theodor and Mrs. Carmen Binder

Founders of Schweitzer Hospitals in Peru and Mexico and leaders of the Schweitzer Hospital in Paraguay

1991

Rhena Schweitzer-Miller

Daughter of Albert and Helene Schweitzer

1990

Ginetta Sagan

Writer

+-1980s

1989

Lee and Dottie Ellerbrock

Workers at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambarene

1986

Drs. Kurt and Alice Bergel

Chapman University professors

1984

Valerie Scudder

Chapman trustee and benefactress

1983

Norman Cousins

Journalist

1982

Linus Pauling

Chemist and social activist

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