Halcyon Awards

Our largest fundraising event of the year, the Halcyon Awards recognize and honor talented arts icons, successful social entrepreneurs, and public policy visionaries – changemakers and trailblazers who have dedicated their lives to pushing past traditional boundaries to create a movement, lead an organization, or impact the world. They act as beacons for our early-stage social entrepreneur and civic-minded artist fellows, and inspire all of us with their ingenuity, passion, and accomplishment.

Each year, our three awardees include:
Arts Icon Award spotlighting an icon of artistic and social impact
Business Luminary Award honoring a global pioneer in social enterprise
Policy Visionary Award celebrating innovators in public policy

Get your tickets! The 2021 Halcyon Awards will take place October 1, 2021.

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This event – a celebration of all things Halcyon, and a gathering of our dearest supporters – wouldn’t be possible without the support of partners and sponsors. In keeping with Halcyon’s commitment to working towards low-carbon events, our Awards events are paper-free, with an exquisite plant-based meal and other eco-friendly touches. We’re also known for our creative venue selections, and for bringing our fellows’ voices into this special annual event. If all this sounds good to you, contact s.abrams@halcyonhouse.org.

Past Awards Events

With venues including the National Cathedral, Union Station, and our own Halcyon House, and awardees ranging from Honest Tea founder and Beyond Meat Chairman Seth Goldman, to celebrated musician and philanthropist Trombone Shorty, to former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, each Awards event so far has been a stand-out evening. Learn more about our past events and let your imagination wander to what we might do next!


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