Past Honorees

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Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Award for Distinction in Historic Achievement accepted by Sylvia Y. Cyrus (2015) YouTube
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Ourisman Family 
Legacy Families of Washington accepted by John Ourisman (2015) YouTube
William Brown
Association of Oldest Inhabitants of Washington, D.C.
Distinction in Historic Preservation accepted by William Brown (2016) YouTube
Celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and bestowing the inaugural Visionary Historian Award to Kathryn Schneider Smith. Shot 5/20/2014
Kathryn Schneider Smith
Visionary Historian Award (2014) YouTube
2016 Lonnie Bunch (VHA)
Lonnie Bunch III
Visionary Historian Award (2016) YouTube
Dr. Frank Smith
Dr. Frank Smith
Visionary Historian Award (2017) YouTube 
2014 - Calvin Cafritz for the Cafritz Foundation
Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Distinction in Local Philanthropy accepted by Calvin Cafritz (2014)
2013 B.F. Saul, Jr. for the Saul Family
Saul Family
Legacy Families of Washington accepted by B.F. Saul, Jr. (2013)
Charles Cassell
Cassell Family
Legacy Families of Washington accepted by Charles Cassell (2015) YouTube
2012 Albert Small for the Small Family
Small Family
Legacy Families of Washington accepted by Albert Small (2012) 
John Laytham
Clyde’s Restaurant Group
Distinction in Corporate Achievement accepted by John Laytham (2015) YouTube
Rohulamin Quander
Quander Family
Legacy Families of Washington accepted by Rohulamin Quander (2012)
Dr. James M. Goode
Dr. James M. Goode
Visionary Historian Award (2015)
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Wagner Roofing
Distinction in Historic Preservation accepted by Chuck and Sheila Wagner (2015) YouTube
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Hillcrest Children and Family Center
Distinction in Social Service accepted by Juanita Price (2015) YouTube
2014 - Lynn Brown for Washington Blade
Washington Blade
Distinction in Local Media accepted by Lynne Brown (2014)   
2012 Knight Kiplinger for the Kiplinger Family
Kiplinger Family
Legacy Families of Washington accepted by Austin and Knight Kiplinger (2012)
Washingtonian
Distinction in Local Media accepted by Michael Schaffer (2016) YouTube
John and Lynne McGuire
McGuire Family
Legacy Families of Washington, D.C. accepted by John and Lynne T. McGuire (2016) YouTube
2012 Bennetta Bullock Washington for the Walter E. Washington Family
Mayor Washington Family
Legacy Families of Washington accepted by Mary Burke Washington (2012) 
Meyer Foundation
Distinction in Local Philanthropy accepted by Nicky Goren (2016) YouTube
Mayor Anthony Williams
Distinction in Civic Leadership (2016) YouTube

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