All Winners – 1984-Present

    • Rukia Abdi, Normandale Community College, MN, for work with Somali immigrant youth ’08
“I am involved in a number of public interest energy projects. My work follows directly from activities made possible by a Saxe grant to work on solar energy and appropriate technology in India in 1991. Thank you! ” — Chris Greacen,Saxe Prize ’91
    • Kevin Abels, Yale, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights & Jesuit Service for Refugees ’04
    • Brandi Adkins, Lindsey Wilson College, KY, for work with addicts at Pikesville, Medical Center ’05
    • J. Kamal Ahmad, Kennedy School, work with Bangladesh Planning Commission ’84
    • Yasmeen Allen, George Washington University Law School, public interest law, NYC ’06
    • Easha Anand, Yale, for work with New Orleans Public Defender ’07
    • Chandler Arnold, Harvard, work in Head Start and “America Reads” literacy program ’97
    • Sava Asmelash, Mt. Holyoke, for work with Harvard Violence Prevention Center ’07
    • Rishi Awatramani, Vassar, work with P.E.A.C.E. (Promoting Equality & Community Everywhere) ’00
    • Angela Ayre, Hampshire, adult literacy and jobs program, New Haven ’94

    • Lindsey R. Baden, Bowdoin, “Upward Bound” volunteer teacher in rural Maine ’87
    • Daniel Baer, Harvard, literacy project with Aboriginal peoples in Australia’s Northern Territory ’99
    • Bradford J. Bailey, Yale, intern with British MP for Brent South London constituency ’94
    • April Ballard, Hampshire, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless & “Artstreet” ’98
    • Laura Bathurst, Kansas State, healthcare and artisan assistance program in rural Mexico ’95
    • Pavan Kasi Bendapudi, Harvard, year’s work, WHO health care/TB control for Burmese refugees ’02
    • Vernis L. Beverly, Jr., Harvard, assistant at Norfolk, Virginia, Community Hospital ’94
    • Nazleen Bharmal, Brown, work with VISIONS Worldwide on HIV/AIDS prevention in India ’98
    • Eric Brazer, Jr., Duke Schl of Environment, work on sustainable fishing, Cape Cod Comm. Fishermen ’04
    • Catherine Brooks, Yale, intern with Hennepin County (MN) Attorney ’03
    • Rachel Burg, Harvard, creation of “Kid Company” radio news program for children ’92
    • Sarah Sunn Bush, Northwestern, U.S. State Dept. in Washington and Teach for America ’04
Chandler Arnold ’94
    • J. Eduardo Cadena, Kennedy School, intern in office of the mayor of San Antonio, TX ’88
    • Carla Campbell, U. of Cincinnati School of Social Work, Salvation Army Homeless Shelter ’06
    • Megan Carroll, Harvard Kennedy School, for work with UN Children’s Fund, India ’08
    • Trista Carter, Howard, “Look What We Did” volunteerism program in Washington, D. C. schools ’98
    • Sae-Rom Chae, University of Illinois/Chicago, work with HIV/AIDS orphans in Thailand ’05
    • Eugene Chan, Harvard, founder and organizer of Boston primary health care program for needy ’96
    • Jeannie Chan, Yale, internship with U. S. State Dept. in Washington, D. C. ’87
    • Elizabeth Chang, Stanford, work in California with Asian immigrants and refugees ’90
    • Pauline Chen, Harvard, health care with elderly Chinese-Americans in San Francisco ’85
    • Lucy Chester, Yale graduate school, intern at U. S. Embassy, New Delhi ’97
    • Yea-Lan Chiang, Harvard, developed tolerance program for grade schoolers after Los Angeles riots ’94
    • Ann Fu Chou, Harvard, year’s work with “Family Van” health care delivery project in Boston ’93
    • Kristin Chrouser, Princeton, year’s work in women’s health project in Uganda ’95
    • Susanna Chung, Columbia, work with “Rainbow Center” for Korean women in Flushing, NY ’96
    • Tyler Clinch, Wellesley, intern with Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues ’84
    • Ken Russell Coelho, UC/Berkeley, community health work with Lifelong Medical Center, ’05
    • Erica Coleman, Harvard, for “ACCESS” project at her alma mater, JFK High School, the Bronx ’95
    • Berta Colon, Barnard, work with minority students and with the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx ’92
    • Constantin Crachilov, Harvard, work with a community development project in Kabula, Kenya ’04
Philip King ’90
    • Michael Crawford, Johns Hopkins SAIS, literacy work in La Gonave, Haiti ’93
    • Allison Cressy, Mt. Holyoke, work on a rural health project in Kyela, Tanzania ’07
    • Jennifer David, Brown, creation of summer program for Providence, RI Junior High students ’91
    • Kerry Deichmann, Loyola/New Orleans, teaching & work with Salvadorean women, San Salvador ’03
    • Melissa Dell, Harvard, American Legislative Exchange Council ’02
    • Cara Dilts, Duquesne, Canadian Human Rights Foundation training program ’02
    • Krista Donaldson, Stanford Engireer., ApproTEC Nairobi work on manually-operated water pump ’99
    • Mari Dumbaugh, Mt. Holyoke, for work with Americorps and at Sojourner House in Pittsburgh ’04
    • Audrey Dunkley, U. of Rochester, community service organization ARCH in Ithaca, NY ’00
    • Mishaela Duran, Yale, teaching at Adobe Mtn Facility of Arizona’s Dept. of Juvenile Corrections ’99
    • Jamie Durner, Oberlin, public health work with “Amigos de las Americas” in Ecuador ’89
    • Mary Connolly Egan, Barnard, teaching program for disadvantaged youth in New York City ’89
    • Santiago Ekaratne, Yale, intern with Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, Washington, D.C. ’05
Diep N. Nguyen, ’93
    • Roger Fairfax, Jr., Harvard, creation of enrichment program at his Washington, D.C. high school ’93
    • Huma Farid, Harvard, teaching & social work with illiterate patients at Sindh Institute, Karachi ’03
    • Maryann K. Farrugia, Michigan State, work with county judge on foster care/adoption cases ’94
    • Julia Fayngold, Harvard, development of family planning program for Soviet refugees, Israel ’91
    • Karlene Ferron, Mt. Holyoke, work with Somali Bantu Refugee Center, Springfield, MA ’04
    • Melissa Fiebelkorn, U. Denver College of Law, work with Int’l Comm. on Missing Persons, Sarajevo ’05
    • Joseph Fishkin, Yale, work with Connecticut Voices for Children ’99
    • Richard Fitzpatrick, Fletcher School, Tufts, year’s work with Catholic Relief Services, Honduras ’89
    • Steven Francisco, Columbia, work with Ella Baker Center for Human Rights & Bay Area Police Watch ’98
    • Elizabeth L. Fraser, Trinity/San Antonio, work with inner-city Philadelphia children ’93
    • Noah Garber, SUNY/Binghamton, for work with Kings County District Attorney’s Office, NYC ’05
Kristin Page, ’90
    • Adam Goldfarb, Yale Schl of Management, year’s work with Lower Manhattan Development Corp. ’03
    • Jennifer Goldstein, U. of California/Berkeley, public school teaching with “Summerbridge” ’92
    • Rachel Goldwasser, Dartmouth, year’s teaching of students in rehab at Community H. S., Nashville ’01
    • Cynthia Golembeski, Columbia Schl of Public Health, prisoner rehabilitation project, South Africa ’06
    • Monica Gonzalez, Stanford, creating student enrichment project in her hometown, Brownsville, TX ’89
    • Tamara Glupczynski, Colorado College, teaching in inner-city New Orleans with “Summerbridge” ’96
    • Douglas Grane, Penn State, Coalition for Immigrants’ Rights at the Community Level, York, PA ’02
    • Chris Greacen, Reed, solar cooker and other “appropriate technology” projects, Ladakh, India ’91
    • Molly Greene, Amherst, for internship with Brooklyn Office of the Legal Aid Society ’00
    • Stacey Guillory, Boston U. School of Law, for work with San Francisco Public Defender’07
    • Anna Haac, UNC /Chapel Hill, U. S. State Dept. Office of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor ’01
    • Abel Halpern, Yale, internship with National Union of Mineworkers, Sheffield, England ’87
Alex Potente, ’94
    • Leah Harrison, Brown, for year’s work with micro-loan program with CITA Int’l, Sierra Leone ’08
    • Amy E. Hart, U. of Pennsylvania, work with Spanish-speaking migrants in West Chester, PA ’92
    • Valerie Hess, U. of Pittsburgh Schl of Nursing, work on HIV/AIDS with medical team in Tanzania ’03
    • Traci Hickson, College of the Atlantic, environmental radio host, WERU Maine and internationally ’97
    • Douglas Hsu, Princeton, environmental work with U. S. Pub|lic Interest Research Group ’89
    • Wendy Hsu, Harvard, founder/director of “Pets as Therapy” and work with Delta Society in WA ’96
“What you are doing is very important and praiseworthy.”
– David Broder. national political columnist
    • Diana Hu, Tsinghua U., Beijing, for work with U. S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division, ’00
    • Jessica Huang, UC/Berkeley Engineering Schl, for work on arsenic in water project, Cambodia ’08
    • Dawnelle Jeneen Hyland, UNC/Chapel Hill, for “Summerbridge” teaching in Los Angeles ’96
    • Allison Yuri Iwaoka, Yale, work with adolescents at urban center in Kalihi Valley, Honolulu ’95
    • Jill Jacobs, Jewish Theol. Sem. of Am., internship with Urban Homesteadng Assistance Bd., NYC ’00
    • Reshma Jagsi, Harvard, work with Boston Health Care for All and Coalition for Women’s Health ’94
    • Jane Jih, U. of Illinois/Chicago, curriculum development on Hepatitis B for Chicago schools ’02
    • Katherine Jo, Harvard, year’s work with “Let’s Get Ready” SAT prep program for needy students ’01
    • Rachel Molly Joseph, UNC Law & Social Work, work on children’s issues, Durham County, NC ’04
    • Joseph Juelfs (aka Joe Gone), Harvard, work with Assiniboine & Gros Ventre in Montana ’91
    • Maria Kaibel, Harvard, for her “Summerstep” for children in Boston public housing ’93
    • Zachary Kaufman, Yale, work on financial aid at Yale,and in human rights with U. S. State Dept. ’00
    • Blythe Keenum, U. Mississippi, work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia ’06
    • Heim Kim, Harvard, internship with Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations, Seoul ’88
    • Jooe Kim, Harvard, work on child prostitution, Centre for Protection of Children’s Rights, Bangkok ’96
    • Paul Taeho Kim, Harvard, public policy research at Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C. ’86
    • Philip King, Harvard, teaching at-risk San Francisco Junior High students in “Summerbridge” ’90
    • Ann W. Kline, Boston College of Law, legal assistance with housing for needy, New York City ’90
    • Adrianna Kripke, Harvard, intern with Pacific Coast Marine Reserves Project ’99
    • ShaRonda Knott, University of Chicago School of Social Service, for work with HUD in Chicago, ’07
    • Christina Kozycki, Medical College of Georgia, for work with USAID malaria project, Tanzania ’07
    • Sonia Lal, Harvard, work in rural health clinic in Mongrol, Guyarat, India ’95
    • Eugenie Lang, Harvard, for her “Get Ready!” program of SAT prep for inner-city high schools ’00
    • Matthew Laughlin, Carroll College, MT, for two years’ work with rural & urban poor in Chile ’98
    • Linda LeCraw, Harvard, development of program for 9th graders in Boston housing project ’92
    • Carolyn Lee, UC/Berkeley, work with immigrants on Citizenship Rights Project, Oakland, CA ’97
    • Hali Lee, Princeton, work with San Francisco AIDS Foundation ’89
    • Scott Sang-Hyun Lee, Harvard, for AIDS education & teaching, Ugunja Resource Centre, Kenya ’01
    • Suzanne Leonard, Fletcher School/Tufts, U. S . Embassy, Benin, West Africa ’85
    • Chris Leung, Pomona, teaching at-risk children in Pomona (CA) Unified School District, ’04
    • Maureen Lim, Yale, legal project with Native Americans in Phoenix, AZ ’95
    • Juliya Litichevskaya, Yale, U.S. Justice Dept. Office of Special Investigations, ’06
    • Xiaonan Liu, Yale & Jilin Schls of Law, Women’s Rights at Economic & Social Affairs, UN ’04
Mary Connolly Egan ’89
    • Elizabeth Magill, Yale, Washington office of U. S. Rep. Bryan Dorgan of North Dakota ’8
    • Kathleen Manseau, Reed/Portland State, Portland Youth Builders and Habitat for Humanity ’95
    • Nelson Mar, SUNY/Buffalo,Nat’l Ass’n Public Interest Lawyers on welfare workers’ rights ’97
    • Daniel Martinez, Yale, internship with U. S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa’s office in McAllen, TX ’03
    • Renee Mayo, Barnard/Spelman, teacher & dean at New Haven “Summerbridge” ’97
    • Tanya Mays, Barnard, academic work with teenage mothers at Kianga House, Brooklyn, NY ’91
    • Alison McDonald, Columbia MPA/MPH, for work at Nkwanta Health Center, Ghana, ’07
    • James N. Miller, Harvard, work with Judge Goldstone’s Commission in South Africa ’93
    • David Moricca, UNC/Chapel Hill, documentary/school partnership with children in Zimbabwe ’98
    • Sarah Moros, Yale, year’s work with rural and urban artisan coops through Mercado Global ’06
    • David Neil, Vassar, for his “PEACE” program to break down prejudice among young people ’97
    • Diep N. Nguyen, Harvard, volunteer English teacher with “World Teach” in Shanghai ’93
    • Carrie (Jennifer) Oelberger, Haverford, caregiver at Camp Jabberwocky, MA, for disabled children ’96
    • Brightstar Olson, Yale, bilingual teacher in California camp for needy children ’93
    • Samia Omar, Stony Brook U, MPH program, for health education work in Madagascar ’08
    • Liane Ong, Harvard Law, work with Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation ’06
    • Kristina Page, Harvard, youth enrichment program at Roxbury, MA housing project ’90
    • Rena Patel, U. Illinois/Chicago, work with SEWA, Gujarat, India, and “Math Rocks” in Pilsen, Ill ’01
    • Lee Pearson, Duke U/ School of Engineering, for work on rural project in Nkokonjeru, Uganda ’07
Amy Hart Sperling ’92
    • Louie Plant, Salish Kootenai College/Montana, Flathead Boys & Girls Club & Upward Bound ’02
    • Kelsey Phipps, Scripps, intern with U. S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division ’01
    • Benjamin Piper, Harvard Schl of Education, work with Beza Outreach, Mercy Center, Addis Ababa ’04
    • Yusef Poole, Yale, remedial, tutorial, enrichment and athletic programs in New Haven schools ’96
    • Alex Potente, U. of Chicago, U. S. State Department, and literacy work, Washington, D. C. ’94
    • Christina Powers, Georgetown Law Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Boston ’05
    • Wasana Punyasena, Boston College Law Schl, intern for Justice Sachs at Const. Court of South Africa ’02
    • Chau Quach, Northwestern, founder/director, Asian American Youth Organization in Chicago ’98
    • Katherine Ray, Duke, English teacher to migrant workers/Student Action with Farmworkers ’94
    • N. Laura Rivas, Wellesley, internship at Boston shelter for battered and homeless women ’88
    • Rashida Roberts, Georgetown U. School of Foreign Service, work with young women in Nicaragua ’03
Katherine Ray ’94 & Joe Gone ’91
    • Maria Rogahn, Harvard, year’s work with Habitat for Humanity in Accra, Ghana ’95
    • Kathy Rose, Vassar, teaching in San Francisco jails and prisons ’05
    • Yaakov Sadan, Yale, Center for Strategic & Int’l Studies, Washington, DC ’04
    • Rachel M. Safman, Harvard/U. of Maryland, agroforestry and environmental research, CARE, Inc. ’90
    • Jane Saidel, Yale, work with Indian Health Service on Navajo Reservation, Kayenta, AZ ’03
    • Rachel Salguero, Brown, for work in medical project to reduce waterborne illness in rural Guatemala ’97
    • Aida Sanchez, Harvard, internship with legal aid program, Salisbury, MD ’86
    • Lauren Sauer, E. Mennonite U, VA, for work with “Jerusalem Stories” on Israeli-Palestine problems ’08
    • Kori Lyn Sauser, Harvard, for work with HIV/AIDS children at Camp Heartland, MN & CA ’03
    • Daniel Schneider, Brown, intern at South Brooklyn Legal Services ’02
    • Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Yale, for work at U. S. Mission to the United Nations ’02
    • Elisabeth Sederberg, Carleton, for work with rural health project in Sikoro, Mali ’07
“Thank you for making it possible for so many of us to pursue public service and for believing in us. . .”
– Diana Hu, ’00
    • Sam Seidel, Brown, City Year/Boston & workshops with Rhode Island Training School inmates ’01
    • Chirag Shah, U. of Rochester, health training to families at Self-Employed Women’s Ass’n, India ’99
    • Liat Shetret, U. of Illinois/Chicago, Middle East Institute, Washington, DC ’06
    • Seiji Shirane, Yale, teaching and coaching at Summerbridge, San Francisco ’03
    • Max Shmookler, American U in Cairo/Arabic Center, for work with refugee orphans, Cairo ’08
    • Dorothy Loretta Smith, Harvard, for internship in Washington with Children’s Defense Fund ’00
    • Nikaya Smith, Wesleyan, work with Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger & Homelessness ’99
    • Lauge Sokol-Hessner, Yale, year’s work in medical clinics in South Africa, Zambia & Malawi ’00
    • Catherine Stanley, Harvard, for work with Summerbridge teaching program in Manchester, NH ’98
    • Brande Marie Stellings, Yale, population and family planning project in Kenya ’88
    • Shelly Stern, St. Norbert, work with “Next Step” homeless shelter, Green Bay, WI, ’97
    • Sara Sternberg, Yale, for work in public interest law, NYC ’01
    • Farah Stockman, Harvard, creator/director, Kenya Street Children’s Cooperative, Nairobi ’96
    • Robin Tang, Harvard, Zigen Fund for Grassroots Dev., Guizhou & Yunnan provinces, China ’01
“I would like to praise your fund as one of the most important in the U.S. Most people preach the importance of supporting young people in their public service work,but you actually do it. . .”
– David H. Neil, ’97
    • Ian Tapu, Dartmouth, for year’s work with Humanity in Action minority rights, NYC & Berlin ’08
    • Karen Thomson, Harvard, internship with New York City Health Dept. & counselor in South Bronx ’86
    • Kehinde Togun, Georgetown MPP, work on HIV/AIDS with Org. of African First Ladies, Rwanda ’07
    • Sari Toplin, Vassar, for year’s work with homeless youth through “Outside In,” Portland, OR ’03
    • Zachary Townsend, Brown, for work on human trafficking with Polaris Project in RI ’07
    • Mark Tran, Harvard, health worker, Hepatitis B Initiative, Boston’s Southeast Asian community ’98
    • Rebecca Trego, Catholic U/MSW for work on human trafficking with PROTEJA, Mexico City ’07
    • Sarah Tsang, Harvard, director, Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Program, Dorchester, MA ’03
    • Simon Tudiver, Yale Schl of Forestry/Envir. for work on radio documentaries on energy choices ’08
    • Lorelei Vargas, Bryn Mawr, AIDS educator in Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia ’93
    • Veronica Vela, Yale, counselor to troubled children with Wediko Children’s Services, Boston ’95
    • Himabindu Vidula, U. of Illinois/Chicago, child health project in Andhra Pradesh, India ’02
    • Vi Vu, Yale, work with Vietnamese immigrants, Dorchester, and Greater Boston Legal Services ’05
    • Melissa Wachterman, Tufts Schl of Medicine, San Lucas, Guatemala, Mayan health project ’02
    • Elizabeth Walker, Harvard, for year’s work with street children, Kuleana Center, Tanzania ’01
    • Sam Walker, Yale, work at “the Registry” for War & Other Crimes, Sarajevo ’05
    • Michael Walton, Cornell, for public health work in Peru, ’01
Karen Thomson ’86
  • Pamala Washington, Hood College, for work at Community Kids Camp, Frederick City, MD ’99
  • Alissa Wassung, Yale, for work with Yale Int’l Center for Bioethics and Connecticut Hospice ’08
  • Erika Weissinger, Johns Hopkins, work with food programs for soup kitchens in Baltimore ’99
  • Elizabeth Welty, Harvard, work with homeless in Greater Boston Legal Services ’94
  • Jessica Wenzel, UC/Berkeley, for third summer of teaching with Breakthrough Collaborative ’08
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Boston College of Law, internship with San Francisco District Attorney ’94
  • Junea Williams, Barnard, for work in Headstart and with NYC office of Children’s Defense Fund ’00
  • Rebecca Williams, Yale, teaching in New Haven schools & internship with U.S. Education Dept. ’00
  • Douglas Winthrop, Harvard, internship with Office of Community Services, Boston ’85
  • Amanda Wittenstein, Yale, Work with Children’s Rights organization, NYC ’06
  • Ayanna Worthington, Harvard, year’s project with low-income families, Camden, NJ ’93
  • Angelap Wu, Harvard, intern with Center for Advancement of Ethics & Character, Boston U. ’99
  • Andrea Yang, Harvard, year’s work with Women’s Legal Aid Center, Beijing ’06
  • Eunice Yu, U. Michigan, Chinese Commnity Health Resource Center, San Francisco ’05
  • Eugene Yim, Yale, work with Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, & “The Musical Cure” ’00

Winners by Year