Evangeline Booth Awards
 

The Evangeline Booth Award honors exceptional individuals, corporations and organizations who best reflect the spirit, commitment and innovative vision of Evangeline Booth


2016 Honorees

We will be honoring five individuals and organizations on stage at the Expect Change conference in April. Honorees will be added to this page as they are announced.

 

Emmitt Smith
Former NFL Running Back

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Kathie Lee Gifford
Television Host

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Charlotte Jones Anderson 
Dallas Cowboys

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Stan Richards 
The Richards Group

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Asbury University
 

 


History of the Evangeline Booth Awards

General Evangeline Booth
1865 – 1950
General
1934 – 1939
USA National Commander
1904 – 1934

Evangeline Booth, fourth daughter of William and Catherine Booth, Founders of The Salvation Army, was appointed as the National Commander for the United States of America in 1904 at the age of thirty-eight.  She served in this capacity until she was elected to become the third General of The Salvation Army in 1934.  Her steadfast determination and unwavering dedication extended Salvation Army ministry throughout the USA.  Her unbounded vision and vitality strengthened immeasurably Salvation Army service throughout America.

In 1999 the National Commander established the Evangeline Booth Award, as a means for honoring exceptional individuals, corporations and organizations who best reflect the spirit, commitment and innovative vision of Evangeline Booth.

The first presentation of the Evangeline Booth Award was made in 1999 at the National Advisory Organizations Conference in Pasadena, California.  The following list identifies those who have received the award since its creation.

  1. Dr. Billy Graham (April 30, 1999): Lifetime Achievement Award - Excellence in Religious Leadership and Ministry
  2. Jerry Jones (April 30, 1999): Excellence in Community Service
  3. Joan Kroc (April 30, 1999): Excellence in Philanthropy
  4. Reba McEntire (April 30, 1999): Excellence in the Arts
  5. Martha Williamson  (April 30, 1999): Excellence in Entertainment
  6. William J. Moss (June 23, 1999): In Recognition of 50 Years of Service as National Legal Counsel
  7. Dr. Peter Drucker (November 6, 2001): For Excellence In Management Principles And Resources For Non-Profit Leadership
  8. Donald V. Fites (January 25, 2002): For Excellence In Holistic Ministry And Service
  9. Dr. Kenneth Cooper (October 11, 2002): For Excellence in Preventative Medicine Through Aerobics
  10. Paul Harvey (April 25, 2003): Lifetime Achievement For Excellence In Communication
  11. Ross and Margot Perot (April 25, 2003): Lifetime Achievement For Excellence In Community Service
  12. Lilly Endowment (April 25, 2003): For Excellence In Philanthropy
  13. Thomas Kinkade (April 25, 2003): For Excellence In The Arts
  14. Robert & Joyce Byers (April 27, 2007): Lifetime Achievement in Community Service
  15. Richard & Beverly Davis (April 27, 2007): Lifetime Achievement in Community Service
  16. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (April 27, 2007): Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy
  17. Dixie Carter (April 27, 2007): Excellence in Entertainment
  18. Steven S Reinemund (April 27, 2007): Excellence in Corporate Leadership
  19. Dick Purtain (April 27, 2007): Excellence in Radio Broadcasting
  20. Pastor Rick Warren (April 27, 2007): Excellence in Spiritual Leadership & Global Ministry
  21. President George W. Bush & Former First Lady Laura Bush (April 29, 2011): Lifetime Achievement in Public Service
  22. Bill & Gloria Gaither (April 29, 2011): Lifetime Achievement in Gospel Music
  23. Micheal Flaherty (April 29, 2011): Exception Service in Film Production
  24. Glen Keane (April 29, 2011): Lifetime Achievement in Animation