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2018 Spirit of Anne Frank Awards Gala

June 12, 2018 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Espace, 635 West 42nd Street, NY, New York, USA

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Welcome to the event page for the 2018 Spirit of Anne Frank Awards (SAFA), the 22nd annual fundraising gala for the Anne Frank Center USA. We hope you can join us for this night to remember, as we recognize this year's most remarkable students and educators as they usher in the next generation of humanitarians. We are also pleased to announce this year's distinguished honorees:

  • Amy Poehler's Smart Girls initiative
    (Meredith Walker and Amy Poehler)
    SAFA Youth Empowerment Award

  • Racquel Harris Mason
    Vice President of Coca-Cola
    SAFA Business Community Leadership Award

  • Dr. Jud Newborn
    Museum of Jewish Heritage, historian, and co-author of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose
    SAFA Human Writes Award

  • Mariela Shaker
    Classical violinist, human rights activist, and Syrian refugee
    SAFA Promisekeeper Award

  • Rosa Strygler (1928-2018)
    Humanitarian, philanthropist, and Holocaust survivor
    SAFA Lifetime Inspiration Award

  • SAFA Outstanding Student Scholarship Awards

    Sana Shareef
    (Point St. Lucie, Florida)
    The Puffin Foundation West SAFA Scholarship

    Natalie Hampton (Sherman Oaks, California)
    The ING SAFA Scholarship

    Lauren Seroyer (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
    The Jacob Salzman SAFA Scholarship
    Donated by Les & Sybil Rosenberg

  • SAFA Teacher of the Year
    Ivy Schamis
    (Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida)


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