Outstanding leaders are at the helm of our exemplary partner organizations. Each year we recognize these hard-working leaders during our Annual Meeting.

Grassroots Champion Honorees

Recognizing individuals with deep connections within their communities

2022: Micheline Barandereka, Shekinah Center
2019: Maanda Ngoitiko, Pastoral Women’s Council
2018: Dr. Robert Kalyesubula, ACCESS Uganda
2017: Dr. Tharcisse NshimirimanaService Yezu Mwiza
2015: Spès Nihangaza, FVS-AMADE
2014: Michelle Ostertag, Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust

Angel for Africa Honorees

Acknowledging leaders who build partnerships and continually serve as a resource for others

2022: James Katumba & Solomon Kayiwa Mugambe, Wezesha Impact
2019: Sister Mary Juvenal, Maranyundo Initiative
2018: Julius Mbeya, Lwala Community Alliance
2017: Twesigye Jackson KaguriThe Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
2016: Ange Muyubira, Kaz’O’zah Art
2014: Kip Keino, Kip Keino Foundation
2013: Maggy Barankitse, Maison Shalom
2012: Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green

System Innovators Honorees

Honoring organizations that have developed an innovative model

2022: Solomon Makuza, Gardens for Health International
2019: Isabelle Kamariza, Solid’Africa
2018: Devin Hibbard, Street Business School
2017: Faraja NyalanduShule Direct
2016: Julia Berman, Muso
2015: Stefanie Weiland, LifeNet International
2014: Paul Falzone, Peripheral Vision International

Rising Star Honorees

Highlighting exceptionally dedicated leaders and their steep trajectory in growing their impact

2022: Mercy Chikhosi Kafotokoza, Wandikweza
2019: Lou Louis Koboji, Kajo Keji Health Training Institute
2018: Willie Mpasuka, Rays of Hope
2017: Wendo AszedDandelion Africa
2016: Solomon King Benge, Fundi Bots
2015: Grâce-Françoise Nibizi, SaCoDé
2014: Misan Rewane, WAVE & Humphrey Nabimanya, Reach a Hand Uganda
2013: Dr. Raj Panjabi & Peter Luckow, Last Mile Health
2012: Dr. Jacques Sebisaho, Amani Global Works

Fighting for Fairness Honorees

Spotlighting an organization that uses their platform to give voice and power to historically marginalized groups, in honor of our founder Barry Segal

2022: Kiiya Kiiya, C-Sema