Humanitarian Awards


On that day, Dr. King said in his speech that this is an opportunity for “Renewed Dedication to Humanity.” The Dr. King holiday has been celebrated in Colorado for 29 years. In those years the community has marched for justice, peace and humanity. We still face some of the same issues of injustice 51 years later.

In the spirit of humanity, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission’s Humanitarian Awards Committee is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that have given freely from their hearts to others, who have given their talent, time and energy to meet unmet needs, stir hope, speak for the voiceless, and to build a better world, if for just one person at a time. Adults, young people, organizations, and groups who volunteer their time and talents are our focus.

We also seek people working in service positions whose passion for the people or causes they serve pushes them to regularly go above and beyond their job duties. We are equally interested
in youth who are setting an example for all in the Colorado community.

We want to honor six of these “message carriers” on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award will be presented during a community
reception and concert by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, which is held annually to celebrate Dr. King’s life and work.

Your nominee will be in excellent company. Humanitarian recipients have come from all walks of life, but each has been driven, as Dr. King was, by the desire to help and make the world a better place. Past recipients of the Humanitarian Awards are listed on the back of this letter. Humanitarian Awards Committee members are not eligible for consideration.

The form is also available online at under “2014 Humanitarian Awards.” Feel free to download and copy the form and share it with others.

Please mail the nomination form to:
Terry Nelson,
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library,
2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205

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your nomination form to: 720-865-2418

by 5 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2013.


Terry Nelson
Humanitarian Awards Committee

Download 2014 Humanitarian Award Nomination Form (PDF) 

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