Halcyon Awards

Our largest fundraising event of the year, the Halcyon Awards recognizes and honors 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 fellows, and inspire all of us with their ingenuity, passion, and accomplishment.

Each year, our three awardees include:

Arts & Culture Icon Award spotlighting an icon of social impact
Business Luminary Award honoring a global pioneer in social enterprise
Policy Visionary Award celebrating innovators in public policy

2022 Awards Chair

Nichole Francis Reynolds
Vice President and Global Head of Government, ServiceNow

2022 Awardees

Tom Davidson

Business Luminary Awardee

Tom Davidson

Founder and CEO, EVERFI

Metta World Peace

Arts & Culture Icon

Metta World Peace

Former NBA All-Star, Entrepreneur, Advocate

Mayor Bowser

Policy Visionary Award

The Honorable Muriel Bowser

Mayor, District of Columbia

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Event Details

The 2022 Halcyon Awards includes inspirational stories from our fellows, a celebration of our esteemed awardees, and an auction of incomparable experiences.

OCTOBER 20, 2022

The Schuyler
1001 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Reception | Awards | Dinner
Festive Cocktail and Sneakers

Halcyon Awards Sponsors

Innovation Sponsors

Imagination Sponsors
Total Wine & More

Inspiration Sponsors
Joel & Laura Cox Kaplan
Goldman Sachs
Priya & David Menachery
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Ingenuity Sponsors
Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
Teresa Carlson
Jennifer Cornfeld Schenker
Dana W. & Robert G. Hisaoka
Debbie Driesman & Frank Islam
Jack Davies & Kay Kendall
Jodi Macklin Interior Design
Jonathan Legg
Mark McFadden
Jodie McLean
Jacqui Michel & David E. Weisman
Morgan Stanley
Kathy & Tom Raffa
The Brand Guild

Idea Sponsors
Baker Botts
Leana & Marc Katz
Sharapat & Eric Kessler
Ken Kido & Alison Whitmire
Martin-Diamond Properties
Occasions Caterers
PNC Bank
Prajna Strategy
Schaufeld Family Foundation
Annie Simonian Totah

John Ackley
John Buckley & Anna Bennett
Wendy & Eben Block
Katherine & David Bradley
Julia & Abtin Buergari
Mary K. Bush
Carolyn & Kevin Campion
Martin Ditto
Elizabeth & Owen Donley
Elizabeth Duggal
David Gorodetski
Scott Greenberg
Gil Guarino
Thomas R. Hardart
Gazelle Hashemian
Global Nexus, LLC
Robert Kang
Randy & Russell Katz
Susi & Eric Larsen
Wendy Luke
Emily & Raj Madan
Helen Manich
Sara & Peter O’Keefe
Kevin Peters
Nina Weir
Tammy & Todd Wincup
Roger Wright

Halcyon Awards Committee

Matt Indre, Chair
Jennifer Cornfeld Schenker
Melanie Coburn
Scott Greenberg
Barbara Hawthorn
Ruben Olmos
Jacqui Michel

Diplomatic Committee

H.E. Hilda Suka-Mafudze
Ambassador of African Union (Chair)

H.E. Philippe Etienne
Ambassador of France

H.E. Dina Kawar
Ambassador of Jordan

H.E. Dame Karen Pierce, DCMG
Ambassador of United Kingdom

H.E. Alfonso Jose Quiñónez Lemus
Ambassador of Guatemala

H.E. Koji Tomita
Ambassador of Japan


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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. We’re known for our creative venue selections, and for bringing our fellows’ voices into this special annual event. Sound like something you want to be a part of? Contact d.corson@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!

Past Awards