NY: The Anne Frank Center USA will hold its 16th
Annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards on Monday, June 12,
2012, commemorating Anne Frank’s 83rd birthday,
and honoring outstanding individuals who best represent her
ideals in scholarship and life actions.
The gala, held at ESPACE in
New York City, includes a reception, silent auction, dinner
and awards event recognizing worthy students, educators and
citizens who work to promote justice, equality, and mutual
respect among diverse groups. Proceeds from the event will
support the Center’s expanded programming in its new
location at 44 Park Place in Lower Manhattan. Jeffrey
Lisabeth, Esq., who regularly performs at comedy clubs
under the stage name Jerry Blaine,
serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Holocaust survivors, long-time supporters of the Anne Frank
Center USA and indefatigable representatives of peace and
tolerance, will receive the Anne Frank Distinguished
A $10,000 Scholarship Award will be presented to
Stanley Stewart, recent graduate of McNair High,
Atlanta, Georgia, attending Brown University in the fall.
Outstanding Student Awards of $1000 will go to
Matthew Ferguson of Hillsboro Oregon, who will attend
Northwestern Arizona University and Rachel Marichal
of Paramus New Jersey, entering
College in the fall.
2012 Outstanding Educator Awards
will be presented to Sudip Bhandari,
a sophomore at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, who is
working on initiatives of peace and justice with the youth
of Nepal, and Phd.
teacher at James Garfield High, Garrettsville, Ohio,
who has worked tirelessly to bring the importance of the
history of the Holocaust and other genocides into teaching
The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards,
with music by The Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars,
begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2012, at ESPACE,
located at 635 West 42nd Street (between Eleventh
and Twelfth Avenues), New York City.
The Anne Frank Center USA, a partner organization of the
Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as
unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people
and communities about the consequences of intolerance,
racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next
generation to build a world based on mutual respect.
Frank Center USA