Since 1949, Freedoms Foundation National Awards have recognized responsible citizens with our George Washington Honor Medal. More than 57,000 citizens have received this honor as exemplars of responsible citizenship whose daily actions embody our Bill of Responsibilities.
The Leavey Awards have been presented since 1977, honoring teachers for Excellent in Private Enterprise Education. Over 600 teachers have received the Award, which includes $7,500, totally nearly $4,000,000 over the decades.
The Local Hero Award provides chapters the opportunity to honor local community people who have done something heroic and have received little to no recognition; an unsung hero.
Form of Recognition:
Each awardee will receive a special Freedoms Foundation certificate of recognition from Headquarters. Each chapter can then individually choose a form of recognition to present to their hero as well.
This program is to be combined with the National Award (George Washington Honor Medal) presentations at the chapter’s Annual Freedoms Foundation Awards ceremony.