"Service to others tends to make lives happy and communities prosperous."
Edward W Bok
T he Philadelphia Award is among the most cherished, meaningful and prestigious awards conferred in, by and for the Philadelphia community.
Founded in 1921 by Edward W. Bok, the award is given each year to the citizen(s) in the Philadelphia region who, during the preceding year, has or have contributed an outstanding service or completed a body of work, which advances "the best and largest interest of the community."
Edward Bok went on to write "the nominee need not be known but has done work in the last year of great potential". The award carries with it a prize of $25,000.
Nominations for the 2016 Philadelphia Award are now closed. Please check back for announcements regarding the 2016 award winner. Nominations for the 2017 Award will be invited in early 2018. Thank you for your interest in The Philadelphia Award.