ON-Lion Letter
Inspiration.  Pass it on.  That’s what Philip and Nancy Anschutz have done through the model of their generous giving to medical centers, cultural institutions, leadership networks, and human-service groups that help people to help themselves.  In addition to their work through The Anschutz Foundation in Denver, they have also created an effort to develop innovative approaches to philanthropy through The Foundation for a Better Life and The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which promote core moral values and personal responsibility.

The Philanthropy Roundtable in Washington, D.C., will award its 2009 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership to Philip and Nancy Anschutz during its annual meeting later this year in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The William E. Simon Foundation created the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership to further the ideals fostered by William E. Simon, including personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people to help themselves.  The prize honors living philanthropists who have shown exemplary leadership through their charitable giving, highlights the power of philanthropy to achieve positive change, and seeks to inspire others to support charities that achieve genuine results. 

The winner of the Simon Prize receives a $250,000 award, payable to the charity of his or her choice.  Since 2007, The Philanthropy Roundtable has administered the prize at the request of the Simon Foundation.  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Roundtable.
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