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 is recognized as a Dan West Fellow for contributing to a better world through humanitarian efforts.
Who is eligible?
Any individual or organization that is active in supporting Heifer's mission as a volunteer of their time or monetary support is eligible for the award. Current members of Heifer staff are not eligible for nomination. Nominations are accepted once each year.