Past 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 Halcyon Awards

Where: The Schuyler, Washington DC

When: October 20, 2022


Metta World Peace

Arts & Culture Icon Award

Metta World Peace

Former NBA All-Star, Entrepreneur, Advocate

Mayor Bowser

Policy Visionary Award

The Honorable Muriel Bowser

Mayor, District of Columbia

Business Luminary Award

Tom Davidson

Founder and CEO, EVERFI

2021 Halcyon Awards

Where: The Residence of the Japanese Ambassador, The Residence of the French Ambassador, The historic Evermay, and our headquarters, Halcyon

When: October 1, 2021


Michelle Buteau Headshot

Arts Icon Award

Michelle Buteau

Actress & Comedian

Senator Tammy Duckworth Headshot

Policy Visionary Award

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator, Illinois

Raj Sisodia Headshot

Business Luminary Award

Raj Sisodia

Author of 'Conscious Capitalism' and 'The Healing Organization'

2019 Halcyon Awards

Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena, SE Washington, D.C.

When: September 27, 2019


Arts Icon Award

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

Performer, Bandleader, Producer, Philanthropist

Policy Visionary Award

Barbara Boxer

Former U.S. Senator

Business Luminary Award

Seth Goldman

Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus, Honest Tea

2018 Halcyon Awards

Where: National Cathedral, NW Washington, D.C.

When: June 2, 2018


Arts Icon Award

Lee Daniels

Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker

Policy Visionary Award

Mitchell J. Landrieu

Former Mayor of New Orleans

Business Luminary Award


Accepted by Founder Tom Kartsotis