Institute of Politics

Past Honorees

Please note that the titles and organizations listed reflect the position held by the awardee when he/she received the award.

  Year   Honorees
2006 Moe Coleman, Director Emeritus, Institute of Politics
2007 Maxwell King, Executive Director, Fred Rogers Center, Saint Vincent College
2008 Marc Cherna, Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services;
Jim Rohr, President & CEO, PNC Financial Services Group
2009 Karen Wolk Feinstein, President & CEO, Jewish Healthcare Foundation;
David J. Malone, President & CEO, Gateway Financial Services
2010 David E. Epperson, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
2011 Helen S. Faison, former teacher, principal and superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and community leader in education
2012 Henry S. Beukema, executive director, McCune Foundation;
Morgan K. O’Brien, President and CEO, Peoples Natural Gas
2013 Philip B. Hallen, President emeritus, Falk Foundation;
Linda McKenna Boxx, chairman, Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation
2014 Edie Shapira, president, board of directors, The Pittsburgh Foundation;
Rick Stafford, distinguished service professor of public policy, Carnegie Mellon University
2015 Bill Isler, former President and CEO, The Fred Rogers Center;
Chuck Queenan, Chairman Emeritus, K&L Gates LLP
2016 Linda Lane, former superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools;
Bill Strickland, President & CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation
2017 Terry Miller, Director, Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh
Laurie Mulvey, former Director of Service Demonstrations, Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
Tracy Soska, assistant professor and director of COSA, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh