Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

  “An Evening to Celebrate Greatness” Save the Date for the Seventh Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on Thursday, September 12, 2019! 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, Dedication, Giving, 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. Past Awards Information Press Releases Contact for Sponsorship Information:   Becky Morris 502.992.5334 Past Attendees of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards 2013 Attendees Christina Aguilera, Awardee Mayor Greg Fischer, Presenter * President Jimmy Carter, Awardee Laila Ali, Presenter Lonnie Ali, Presenter * Michael Bolton, Awardee Muhammad Ali, Presenter Toure, Host 2014 Attendees Common, Awardee Brad Montague & Robby Novak, Presenters Holly Robinson-Peete, Presenter Jim Brown, Awardee Congressman John Yarmuth, Presenter Mick Ebeling, Awardee Pamela Brown, Presenter Susan Sarandon, Awardee William Mapother, Presenter 2015 Attendees Aaron Stevens, Presenter Dhani Jones, Presenter Geena Davis, Awardee Harry Belafonte, Awardee ** Janet Evans, Host Max Joseph, Presenter Rose Mapendo, Awardee 2016 Attendees Cindy Hensley McCain, Awardee Craig Melvin, Host Dwight Howard, Presenter Jon Secada, Awardee Louis Gossett, Jr., Awardee Rasheda Ali, Presenter Sheryl Lee Ralph, Awardee 2017 Attendees Ashley Judd, Awardee Hill Harper, Awardee Jamillah Ali-Joyce, Presenter Michael Buffer, Host HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Awardee Paige Elenson, Awardee Patricia Arquette, Awardee 2018 Attendees Akbar Gbajabiamila, Host Amy Carlson, Awardee Dave Eggers, Awardee Heather French Henry, Presenter Juan Williams, Presenter Martin Luther King, III, Presenter Other Guests Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes Coach John Calipari * Has Attended All Past Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards ** Could not attend for health reasons Proceeds from the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards supports Ali Center programming and mission-based efforts. Sponsors