Rockefeller Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Resident Fellow, Bellagio, Italy, March (2016)

Honored Participant at the Soul of WoMen Global Network Events in Japan, coinciding with the first anniversary of the Fuji Declaration for world peace, May, Tokyo and the Fuji Sanctuary (2016)

Steering Committee Member, Creative Placemaking Colloquium sponsored by City Parks Alliance, Philadelphia (2016)

National Leadership Award, National Guild for Community Arts Education, Phila. (2015)

Cabinet, U. S. Department of Arts and Culture, the nation’s newest people-powered department (2015)

Daughter of Greatness Award, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY (2015)

Art & Activism Award, Women’s Voices, Women’s Visions Symposium (2015)

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Living Kindness Foundation Signator, The Fuji Declaration: Reawakening the Divine Spark in the Heart of Humanity, Tokyo, Japan

National Leadership Award at Conference for Community Arts Education in Philadelphia, sponsored by National Guild for Community Arts Education (2015)

A Purpose Prize Fellow, awarded by, second act of the greater good (2014)

penn_logo Penn IUR Urban Leadership Award, University of Pennsylvania (2012)

Fellowship of Reconciliation, Member, May delegation to Iran on a peace mission (2006)

American Visionary Art Museum, Race, Class, Gender ? Character, eleventh original mega-exhibition, dedicated to the artist and visionary, Lily Yeh (2005 – 2006)

Philadelphia Water Color Society, Achievement in the Arts Award (2005)

The International Council of Fine Arts, Deans Award for Arts Achievement and Excellence (2004)

Philadelphia Business Journal, Woman of Distinction Award (2004)

Thomas Jefferson University, Excellence in Community Service Award from Safety, Awareness & Public Health Education (2004)

Leadership for a Changing World Award, Ford Foundation, NY (2003)

Arts Leadership for the Future Program, Mentor, ALF is a partnership funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to explore and strengthen the development of new and established leaders in the arts. (2003)

The Arts and Healing Network, Annual Award, San Francisco, CA (2002)

Headlands Center for the Arts, Resident Artist, Sausalito, CA, (November 2001)

Congregation Kol Ami, Tikun Olum (Healing the World) Award, Philadelphia, PA (2001)

The Office of Juvenile Justice Development Program, Award of Recognition, Pennsylvania (2001)

Pennsylvania Governor’s Award by Tom Ridge for Arts and Leadership (2000)

The First Comcast Newsmaker Award (1999)

ArtsLink Fellowship, for the Dzegvi, Republic of Georgia project (1998)

Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia, Annual Community Service Award (1998)

Children’s Miracle Network, Home Town Hero Award and Profile, Salt Lake City, UT (1997)

Annual Award, Mesa, AZ (1996)

The Prudential Foundation, Leadership Award, Philadelphia, PA (1996)

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Human Rights Award for Arts and Culture, Philadelphia, PA (1995)

Ford Foundation, Visiting Artist and Project Director of Korogocho Project in Nairobi, Kenya (1995)

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship (1994)

Lila Wallace Arts International Fellowship, for a three months residency in Kenya and Ivory Coast (1993)

Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1992)

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