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"Citizen Heroes" Put Their Lives on the Line for Others

The newest “class” of extraordinary men and women honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission exemplify Andrew Carnegie’s belief that—yes, even today—“we live in an age of heroes.

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Honoring Excellence

From time to time, Carnegie Corporation of New York bestows special awards and honors, often in conjunction with other organizations founded by Andrew Carnegie, on individuals who embody our founder’s philanthropic spirit, or whose work aligns with our mission to “promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.”

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2001
2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Carnegie Corporation of New York congratulates the eight recipients of the prestigious Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, bestowed in New York City this month by the international consortium of Carnegie institutions. 

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Inaugural Aurora Prize

Inaugural Aurora Prize

The first ever Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded to humanitarian Marguerite Barankitse during an inaugural ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. Barankitse was honored for saving and caring for thousands of orphans and refugees during the Burundi civil war in central Africa, as well as her current work with children and orphans affected by AIDS, war and poverty.

 

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Foundations Collaborate to Support Flint Recovery

Foundations Collaborate to Support Flint Recovery

Ten foundations have committed to work together to help the city of Flint, Michigan recover from its water crisis. Participants are committing a total of nearly $125 million to the collaborative effort.

 

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Great Immigrants

Great Immigrants

America is a land of immigrants. Carnegie Corporation of New York has saluted the legacy of Andrew Carnegie and other immigrants every July 4th since 2006. Join us by exploring an inspiring group of well known naturalized citizens from all walks of life — the “Pride of America” — who have made notable contributions to the progress of our society.