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Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

“An Evening to Celebrate Greatness”

The 2017 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will be on Saturday, September 23rd in Louisville, Ky!

The Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards were created in 2013 as a way to publicly recognize and celebrate the greatness of people from around the world.

This annual fundraising gala honors people who are making significant contributions toward securing peace, social justice, human rights, and/or social capital in their communities and on a global basis.

Each year, the Ali Center pays tribute to a number of high profile “seasoned humanitarians” who are named as Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awardees.

In addition, we honor six young adults, age 30 and under, who are serving as advocates, activists, and role models in ways that are ultimately transforming communities and bringing about positive change in the world. Each of these six winners are recognized for one of Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles: Confidence, Conviction, DedicationGiving, Respect, and Spirituality.

Proceeds raised during the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards support educational initiatives, community programming, and on-site exhibitions.

For information about any of the past Awardees—including the “Six Core Principle” recipients, all 30 years or under—visit our Past Awards Information page.

Sponsors

The 2016 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards were supported by: YUM! Brands Foundation, Brown-Forman Corporation, LG&E and KU Energy, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Harold C. Schott Foundation, Tandem PR & Marketing, Ashbourne Farms and River Bend Farm.

Past Attendees of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

  • Aaron Stevens
  • Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
  • Brad Montague & Robby Novak (Kid President)
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Common
  • Dhani Jones
  • Geena Davis
  • Mayor Greg Fischer
  • Harry Belafonte*
  • Holly Robinson-Peete
  • Janet Evans
  • Jim Brown
  • Coach John Calipari
  • Congressman John Yarmuth
  • Laila Ali
  • Lonnie Ali
  • Matt Lauer
  • Max Joseph
  • Michael Bolton
  • Mick Ebeling
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Pamela Brown
  • Rose Mapendo
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Touré
  • William Mapother

*Could not attend for health reasons.

MISSION

The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.

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ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

River Bend Farm, Ashbourne Farms, Tandem Public Relations & Marketing, & Harold C. Schott Foundation