Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award

Don EricksonThe Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award recognizes the founder of the Synapses Foundation, a man named Don Erickson. The Synapses Foundation was dissolved in 2007, with the assets serving as the first endowment gift to Crossroads Fund. The annual endowment payout helps to support grantmaking.

Don taught geography, history and social studies at Calumet High School. He was also a committed activist for social justice, working to end human rights violations across the globe. He had a particular interest in ending US corporate support of the military regime in Burma. Crossroads Fund is grateful and honored to remember Don and his work for social change by presenting this award in his memory.

 

 

 

Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award Recipients

2018

Chicago Torture Justice Campaign

2017

Arab American Action Network (AAAN)

2016

Coalition to Revitalize Walter H. Dyett High School

2015

We Charge Genocide

2014
Alphawood Foundation

2013
National Lawyers Guild, Chicago Chapter

2012
Occupy Wall Street

2011
Immigrant Youth Justice League

2010

WE-ACTx Youth Exchange

2009
Electronic Intifada

2008
Chicagoans Against War and Injustice (CAWI)