2015 Youth Service Bell Award Winner
Awarded by WLKY-TV'S Spirit of Louisville Foundation
The Bell Awards program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the true “spirit of Louisville” through selfless volunteer efforts and seeks to inspire all residents to engage in community service. These outstanding citizens are the backbone of our community, and we are committed to bring awareness and recognition to their tireless efforts.
2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards - National Finalist
Recognized by The Helen Diller Family Foundation
The awards celebrate Tikkun Olam, or “repairing the world.” The Diller Family Foundation knows that supporting Jewish teen leadership today means creating and inspiring future generations of strong Jewish leaders in the global community.
2015 Kohl's Cares Scholarship - National Winner
Awarded by Kohl's Department Stores
Each year, 10 youth in philanthropy are selected as national winners of the Kohl's Cares Scholarship program, receiving $10,000 towards higher education and $1,000 towards the charity of their choice. At Kohl's we actively support kids' health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. With over a decade of dedication and hundreds of millions of dollars raised, we aim to give kids a happier, healthier future. The winners were chosen from more than 32,000 nominees nationwide, and selected for the positive impact their volunteer efforts have on the community.
2014 Future Faces of Philanthropy Honoree
Awarded by nFocus Magazine
Each year when we call for nominations for our New Faces of Philanthropy, we inevitably receive nominees who do not meet the minimum age requirement of 21, but whose applications are so powerful, they cannot be ignored. 2014 was an unusual year. We are thrilled to acknowledge three high school students as our Future Faces of Philanthropy - Chad Kamen, Anna-Marie Beck, and Jessica Collins. We are sure to see again on the cover of this very magazine, honored for their exemplary passion for philanthropy
Chad Kamen - Team Food Chain
Chad started Team Food Chain at the age of 12 as a social action project when he was becoming a Bar Mitzvah at The Temple. Rabbi Joe Rapport shared, “Chad’s effort on behalf of the hungry of Kentucky went above and beyond any young person I have had the honor to work with in more than 25 years as a rabbi, and they continue years later, still today.” Now a junior at Kentucky Country Day, Chad has raised over $30,000 to fight hunger, convinced hundreds of his friends to participate in the Hunger Walk, and lobbied Kentucky legislators on behalf of the newly established Farms to Food Banks funding. He is currently spearheading an effort to establish a Kentucky License Plate to “Drive Out Hunger.” Rabbi Rapport summarizes Chad perfectly: “He is the kind of unique soul who can inspire others through leadership and by example.”
2012 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Regional Honoree
Awarded by the Sodexo Foundation
The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.
2010 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Awarded by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Louisville Chapter
AFP has an obligation to promote and encourage the involvement of young people in philanthropy and the profession of ethical fundraising. Accordingly, the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy is awarded annually to a person or group of young individuals who have demonstrated exceptional efforts in changing the world with an giving heart.
Kentucky House of Representatives Citation
2014 - Representative Bob M. DeWeese
Kentucky Colonel 2016
Kentucky Senate Citation, 2014
Senator David P. Givens
Kentucky Senate Citation 2015
Senator Morgan McGarvey
Kentucky Legislative Resolution, 2014
Senator Morgan McGarvey