Dare to Understand Awards

Since 2012, Interfaith Philadelphia has held an annual Dare to Understand Concert and Awards Presentation.

 

The Dare to Understand Award honors individuals of distinction who foster interfaith understanding.  This award celebrates those who boldly “dare to understand” and applauds the courage it takes to cross lines of difference in order to work together for the common good. 

 

For more information about this event, please contact Interfaith Philadelphia's Development Manager, Amanda Scates-Preisinger, at: asp@interfaithcenterpa.org or (215) 222-1012 ext. 5.

 

Dare to Understand Award Recipients

2018

 

PECO

Husnaa Hashim

Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate, Walking the Walk Aluma

Jane Golden

Founder, President of Mural Arts Philadelphia

2017

 

Eboo Patel

Founder, President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

 

2016

 

Gity Banan-Etemad, MD

Founding Board Member, Philadelphia Baha'i Faith Leader

 

The Honorable Michael A. Nutter

Former Mayor of Philadelphia

 

2015

 

Helen Cunningham

President of the Samuel S. Fels Fund

 

SEPTA/General Counsel Gino Benedetti

Leaders in the Center's coalitional effort to mount a public response to the anti-Islamic ad campaign on SEPTA buses

 

Click here to read remarks from our 2015 Walking the Walk Alumni Presenter, Hanna Elmongy

 

 

2014

 

Interfaith Philadelphia 10th Anniversary Awards

Current and Past Board Chairs:  Dick Fernandez, Imam Muhammad Abdur-Razzaq Miller, Sr. Gloria Coleman, SHCJ and Lawrence Silverman, Esq.

2013

 

S.A. Ibrahim

CEO of Radian; Sponsor of Ibrahim Fellows Program (interfaith initiative for young adults) ; Convener, Business Leaders Roundtable of the Interfaith Center

 

Michael Pasek (Student Recipient)

Alumnus of the Interfaith Center's Walking the Walk Youth Program; Ph.D. Candidate, Penn State in Diversity & Psychology

 

 

2012

 

Thomas Stewart, in memoriam

Banker and Board member of the Interfaith Center whose interfaith activism followed the tragic loss of his son-in-law in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

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