Leading By Example Award
The Coptic Orphans Leading by Example Award honors pioneers whose character and achievements make them role models in Egypt and around the world.
The Board of Directors of Coptic Orphans is proud to present the Leading by Example Award to those individuals who have truly embodied values treasured by Coptic Orphans, including a spirit of volunteerism, a love of children and education, a commitment to giving back to the community, and a deep and enduring devotion to an Egypt of respect, prosperity, and peace for all people.
The following distinguished individuals are past recipients of the Leadership by Example Award:
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, accepted the Leading by Example Award in person at the Coptic Orphans 25th Anniversary Gala in the greater Toronto area on Sept. 28, 2014.
Mark Salah Morgan is a partner at Day Piteny LLC, and a leading figure in the New Jersey Coptic community. He accepted the Leading by Example award at the “Courage and Strength” dinner held at the Chart House in Weehawken New Jersey on the evening of September 24, 2017.
Jeff Fortenberry represents Nebraska’s First Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the expenditures of the United States government. Jeff accepted the Leading by Example Award in Cairo, Egypt on August 22, 2016.
Nick Kaldas, APM, Deputy Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force, accepted the Leading by Example Award in person at the Coptic Orphans 25th Anniversary Gala in the greater Sydney area on November 9, 2014.
Renowned former NASA scientist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, who is currently a member of the Advisory Council of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, accepted the Leading by Example Award in person at the Coptic Orphans 25th Anniversary Gala in the greater Washington, DC area on October 11, 2014.
Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris and leading Egyptian philanthropist and humanitarian Ola Ghabbour were joint recipients of the 2008 Leading by Example Award during the Coptic Orphans 20th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott New York Downtown on Saturday, October 18, 2008.
Renowned Egyptian philanthropist and humanitarian Ola Ghabbour was the joint recipient, along with businessman Naguib Sawiris, of the Leading by Example Award during the Coptic Orphans 20th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott New York Downtown on Saturday, October 18, 2008.
Egyptian actress and celebrity Yousra, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) goodwill ambassador, received the Leading by Example Award for her philanthropic and humanitarian work at the Coptic Orphans’ Fourth Annual Gala and awards ceremony held April 28, 2007 at the William F. Bolger Center in Potomac, MD.
Rev. Kathleene B. Card, an Elder in the United Methodist Church, teacher, administrator, and former Director of External Affairs at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, received the Leading by Example Award at the Coptic Orphans Gala at the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, DC on October 27, 2005.
Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Liz Cheney received the Leading by Example Award at Coptic Orphans’ Second Annual Gala, “An Evening with Shakespeare” held April 24, 2004 at the Cannon Building of the House of Representatives.
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