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Recognizing Individuals That Change Lives:
Philanthropy is the noble endeavor. It richly blesses both the giver and gift's beneficiary. But gifts do not give themselves. PSI is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the Seventh-day Adventist church, and celebrates the greatest charitable achievements by mission minded organizational leaders, socially conscious philanthropist, and fundraisers that bring these groups together.  In 2014, we will again honor those achievements at the Conference on Philanthropy through the following awards:


Adventist CEO Philanthropic Leadership Award:
The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Philanthropic Service for Institutions sponsors an award to honor individuals who have displayed exemplary philanthropic leadership at Adventist institutions. This award recognizes a leader who has exhibited strong support of and involvement in the fundraising and philanthropic activities that build strong institutions. Eligible candidates would include academy principals, conference and union presidents, board chairs, etc..

We seek nominees who inspire greatness in the institutions with whom they work and who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to philanthropy through their actions.


Leadership Awards:
The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Philanthropic Service for Institutions sponsors an award to honor individuals who have displayed exemplary benevolence to Adventist institutions. The Adventist Philanthropy Leadership Awards recognize those who have exhibited visionary leadership by partnering with organizations through their resources to establish a stronger sense of service to God and their community.

PSI and the Adventist Church desire to pay tribute to volunteers who inspire and encourage leadership in their communities through their strong commitment to the vision and mission of Adventist institutions and the lives influenced through their services.

We seek nominees who inspire greatness in the institutions with whom they work and who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to philanthropy through their actions.

Previous Adventist Philanthropy Leadership Awards Recipients include:

In Support of K-12 Education:
Dale E. Twomley
Carl & Betty Campbell
Frank & Dolly DeHaan

In Support of Higher Education:
Jerome & Ramona Lang
Jack J. Blanco
Lois & Leroy Peters
Ron & Alexa Jensen
Paul Stokstad

In Support of Healthcare:
Terry Paul Gilmore
Dr. Miguel Martinez
First Colonies Anesthesia Associates
Farid Srour

For Vision and Support of Philanthropy Within the Church and Its Institutions:
Tom & Vi Zapara
Milton Afonso
Ellsworth & Sharon McKee

For Lifetime Achievement:
Marge Hodge Jetton
Mardian & Joan Blair
Commonweal Foundation

For CEO:
Randy Haffner

Milton Murray Trailblazer in Philanthropy Award:
The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists sponsors an awards program to identify and recognize achievements by professional fundraisers who have exhibited creativity, initiative, and consistent professional leadership on behalf of Adventist philanthropy in its institutions by professional practice in fundraising. Such an individual helps his or her institution form vital partnerships with those who financially support the institution's mission through philanthropy.

Previous winners of the Milton Murray Trailblazer in Philanthropy Award include:

Oliver L. Jaques (1981)
William H. Taylor (1981)
Sheree Parris Nudd (1984)
Herbert P. Ford (1987)
T. Brooke Sadler (1987)
Don G. Prior (1993)
Jack McClarty (1996)
LuAnn R. Davis (1999)
Albin H. Grohar (1999)
Don D. Wildman (2002)
Karen J. Johnson (2004)
Mary Anne Chern (2006)
Elaine John (2008)
Rachelle Bussell (2011)