Honoring Leaders Who
Are Transforming Systems

The McSilver Awards recognizes outstanding individuals who are transforming systems to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities living in poverty, locally and globally. On Monday, May 22, we invite you to join the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work as we celebrate their work creating the structural change necessary to alleviate poverty.

David C. Banks

President and CEO, The Eagle Academy Foundation

Corey Johnson

Councilmember, New York City Council—District 3

Jelani Cobb

Staff Writer, The New Yorker &
Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism

Ana Oliveira

President and CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation

Gary Parker

Associate Dean of External Affairs, Brown School of Social Work &
Director, The Clark-Fox Policy Institute


The McSilver Awards are made possible through the generous support of these sponsors:

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About the Event

This year's McSilver Awards were held at NYU School of Law's Vanderbilt Hall. A complete photo review of the event is available online here. Please direct any questions or concerns to mcsilver@nyu.edu.

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Past Honorees

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