The Malin Burnham Awards
A Fundraiser for Reality Changers
Recognizing the Reality Changers 100
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Reception at 5:00pm | Program at 6:00pm | Mandeville Auditorium University of California San Diego
Community Before Self
For 90 years, Malin Burnham has represented the best of serving San Diego. To honor this legacy, The Malin Burnham Awards were created to honor those who have had the greatest philanthropic impact on our region.
Mr. Burnham's motto is "Community Before Self" and that's why a community vote will determine the winners of The Malin Burnham Awards to be presented at UC San Diego on May 8, 2018.
1 Most-Admired Public Figure
The elected official, athlete, celebrity, or other person in the public eye representing the best of San Diego.
2 Most-Admired Foundation
The foundation having the biggest impact on San Diego's nonprofit organizations.
3 Most-Admired News Source
The media outlet highlighting the best of San Diego.
4 Most-Admired Business
The corporation producing the greatest community impact on San Diego.
5 Most-Admired Organization
The members-based organization creating the biggest difference in San Diego (local chapters only).
6 Most-Admired Education Provider
The college, university, or school district helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed (must be based in San Diego County).
2017 MOST-ADMIRED PHILANTHROPIST
Malin Burnham, event namesake and Center for Civic Engagement founder and San Diego changemaker, has 70 years of experience growing a vibrant region through philanthropy.
Sierra Club San Diego
2017 MOST-ADMIRED SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots organization, dedicated to leaving our children a legacy – clean air, safe drinking water, and natural grandeur. From Yosemite National Park to the Grand Canyon, since 1892 the Sierra Club has been instrumental in preserving nature’s most splendid wild places.
Sierra Club of San Diego >
2017 MOST-ADMIRED NEWS OUTLET
KPBS values integrity, truth, transparency and lifelong learning. KPBS strives to engage with our citizens and showcase the unique neighborhoods and people that make our community thrive. And as a public service of San Diego State University, education is a core value – from children’s programming to local news coverage. KPBS is committed to being a reliable source for in-depth, thoughtful, and high quality content.
The San Diego Foundation
2017 MOST-ADMIRED FOUNDATION
The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region.
The San Diego Foundation >
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
2017 MOST-ADMIRED BUSINESS/CORPORATION
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE distinguished itself for this honor in large part because of a longstanding commitment to both charitable giving and volunteerism, fostered actively among the firm’s leadership and staff. The firm is well known for a focus on supporting major charitable events, such as the recent Open House San Diego.
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is known for an approach to building design and urban planning that results in active and inclusive environments blending creativity, art, and social expression with sustainable economic development. Likewise, the firm’s leadership and staff participate frequently in volunteer community activities for the betterment of San Diego and all its residents.
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE >
Ken E. Nwadike Jr., Free Hugs Project
2017 MOST-ADMIRED PUBLIC LEADER
Ken E. Nwadike, Jr., is one of the nation’s top motivational speakers for colleges and universities. He has spoken at hundreds of schools and business conferences, inspiring students and professional groups of all ages to be the change that they wish to see in society. Best known for his viral videos on Facebook and Youtube, which have reached hundreds of millions of views, during Ken’s keynote speeches, he inspires students, educators, and business professionals to make a positive impact in their schools, workplace, and community. Nwadike Jr., has been featured on CNN, FOX, New York Times, Boston Globe, San Diego Union-Tribune, Buzzfeed, NBC, USA Today, and many other major news sites.
Free Hugs Project >
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
RECEPTION: 5 PM
PROGRAM: 6 PM
UC SAN DIEGO
Nominations: January 21 - March 8, 2018 | Voting: March 24 - April 24, 2018 | Awards: May 8, 2018
The Malin Burnham Awards was the best-produced nonprofit event I have ever attended.
Robert Santos | NBC 7 Reporter | Lifestyle Entrepreneur/Vlogger “The Brighter Side of Life”
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