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 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

This year's Halcyon Awards will be held on October 20, 2022. Stay tuned for more details!

Interested in supporting the Halcyon Awards? Let's build a sponsorship!

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 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!

Past Awards

Thank you to our sponsors and partners


Interdigital Logo
Marc & Leana Katz


Debbie Driesman & Frank Islam Logo
Facebook Logo
Geico Logo
McFadden Partners Logo
Total Wine & More Logo


Baker Botts Logo
TTR Sotheby's Logo


Bank of America

Patrice King Brickman

Margaret and David Gardner


Dana W. and Robert G. Hisaoka

Kay Kendall & Jack Davies

Komline-Sanderson Corporation

Macklin Family Fund

Jodie McLean



Barbara Hawthorn Interiors

Marla and Barry Beck

Katherine & David Bradley

Campion Hruby Landscape Architects

Seth Goldman & Julie Farkas

Sharapat & Eric Kessler

Ken Kido

Carol A. Melton

Jaqui Michel & David E. Weisman

Kiyoshi Nakasaka

PNC Private Bank

Schaufeld Family Foundation

Catherine and Tom Tinsley

Annie Simonian Totah


Lizette Corro

Rebecca Fishman

Douglas Gill

Julie Hanson

Juliet and Bruce Jesson

Wendy Luke

Helen Manich

Tobin Moore

Kevin Peters

Lucia Riddle

Courtney and David Straus

David Street

Ralph and Roberta Terkowitz

Kei Tolliver

Dr. Sally Turbyville

Greg Woods