Honoring our Community Partners

Each year at our annual fundraising benefit, Seeds of Change, Crossroads Fund is proud to present the following awards to three groups or individuals who are working for social and economic justice. Learn more about the awards and previous recipients by following the links below:

Ron Sable Award for Activism
Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award
Lynda J. Tipton Memorial Award For Social Justice

2017

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Mariame Kaba and Project NIA

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

Arab American Action Network (AAAN)

Lynda J. Tipton Memorial Award for Social Justice

Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD)

 

2016

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Invisible Institute

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

Coalition to Revitalize Walter H. Dyett High School

Lynda J. Tipton Memorial Award for Social Justice

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)

 

2015

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Ben Joravsky

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

We Charge Genocide

Lynda J. Tipton Memorial Award for Social Justice

Southside Together Organizing for Power(STOP)/Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY)

 

2014

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

Illinois Unites for Marriage and the

March on Springfield for Marriage Equality

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

The Alphawood Foundation

 

2013

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Karen Lewis and the Chicago Teachers Union

Blocks Together

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

National Lawyers Guild, Chicago Chapter

 

2012

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Chicago Freedom School

Barbara Ransby

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

The Occupy Wall Street Movement

 

2011

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Quentin Young

Whittier Parent Committee

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

Immigrant Youth Justice League

 

2010

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Debra Harrington

Long Term Prisoner Policy Project

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

WE_ACTx Youth Exchange

 

2009

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Chicago Workers’ Collaborative

Kartemquin Films

Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award

Electronic Intifada

 

2008

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization
Dr. Cathy J. Cohen

Donald F. Erickson Synapses

Chicagoans Against War and Injustice (CAWI)

 

2007

Chicago Women's Health Center

Lisa Fittko and the Lisa Fittko Memorial Internship Committee

 

2006

Korean American Resource and Cultural Center

Girl's Best Friend Foundation

 

2005

Beyondmedia Education

Senate President Emil Jones, Jr

Senator Carol Ronen

Representative Larry McKeon

 

2004

Coalition of African, Asian, European and Latino Immigrants of Illinois (CAAELII)

Kristin & Handy Lindsey

 

2003

Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty

People’s Law Office

Neris Gonzalez

 

2002

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Susan Kaplan

Richard O’Brien

 

2000

Chicago ADAPT

Insight Arts

Ann Christophersen

Nancy Myers

 

1999

Affinity Community Services

Pintig Cultural Group

Esther Nieves

 

1998

Homeless on the Move for Equality

National Committee to Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and POWs

Francisco Ramos

 

1997

Centro Comunitario Juan Diego

Coalition for Positive Sexuality

Susan Lloyd & Tom Rehwaldt

 

1996

Prison Action Committee

Mary Powers

 

1995

Garfield/Austin Interfaith Action Network

Women in the Director’s Chair

Dan & Carol Swinney

 

1994

Mardge Cohen

Jean Hardisty

Camile Odeh

Faith Smith