Save the Date for the 2019 McSilver Awards: June 10 at the NYU Kimmel Center, Starting at 6:00PM

2019 Lead Sponsors

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The 2019 Honorees

Yamiche Alcindor

White House Correspondent, PBS NewsHour and Political Contributor, NBC News and MSNBC

Sayu Bhojwani

Restless Citizen, Civic Entrepreneur and Movement Builder; Founder and President, New American Leaders

Malcolm Jenkins

Super Bowl Champion and Safety, The Philadelphia Eagles; Co-Founder, The Players Coalition; Founder, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO Girls Who Code; Former Deputy Public Advocate for New York City

Jose Antonio Vargas

Best-Selling Author, Journalist, Filmmaker, and Immigration Rights Activist; Founder, Define American

Robert "Meek Mill" Williams

Critically-Acclaimed Multi-Platinum Hip-Hop Artist and Songwriter; Founding Partner and Co-Chair, The Reform Alliance



Each year, 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. This year's McSilver Awards were held at the Rosenthal Pavilion, the top floor of the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life.

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Past McSilver Awards

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On Monday, June 4, 2018, an audience from across the NYU community and the city gathered at the Rosenthal Pavilion atop NYU’s Kimmel Center to celebrate seven distinguished honorees. For the sixth annual McSilver Awards, we celebrated honorees who are truly vanguards for social justice, including Tarana Burke, Marley Dias, Erica Ford, Maria Hinojosa, Michael Hurwitz, Anna Deavere Smith, and Reverend Michael A. Walrond. Learn more about the 2018 McSilver Awards:

The 2018 Awards

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Past Honorees

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