Dan West Fellow Award
Throughout his life and as Heifer International's founder, Dan West maintained a deep commitment to helping the poor, hungry and those in the margin of the world. His vision guides this organization and speaks to the simplest and most basic principle of charity - helping people to help themselves.
In his honor, Heifer Foundation has established the Dan West Fellow Award to honor those who have given of themselves to help the less fortunate of the world. Each year, one outstanding leader or organization will be recognized as a Dan West Fellow and will recognized for contributing to a better world through humanitarian efforts. Gifts that are made to the Dan West Education Endowment in honor of the recipient will be used to educate the public about the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Who is eligible?
Any individual or organization that is active in supporting the Heifer mission as a volunteer of their time or monetary support. Current Heifer staff are not eligible for nomination.
Who can nominate?
Any individual, group, staff or volunteer can nominate a candidate. You can download and print this flyer to share this information with others.
Expectations and Achievements
Applications should include clear evidences on the following:
- Active volunteer in supporting the mission of Heifer through donations of time or monetary means.
- Outstanding and consistent dedication to helping those in the margin of the world.
- Measurable impact on furthering the vision of Dan West through ending hunger and poverty.
Ready to nominate?
We are accepting nominations through Jan. 20, 2014. Just click the button below to submit a nomination online right now.
This year's winner will join with others who have given exceptionally distinguished service or leadership on behalf of the Foundation and Heifer Project International. Previous winners are (click names to view story):
- Rosalee Sinn - 2011
- Richard and Susan Eyre—2009
- Miller Davis—2008
- Barrie O'Bannon—2007
- Gary Cooper—2006
- Marion Hammarlund—2005
- Marvel Lund—2004
- Ursula and Willard Bartel—2003
- Bill Appelgate—2002