Extraordinary circumstances lead to multiple honorees for first time in 25-year history of The Dr. Clement A. Alfred Humanitarian Award
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint has announced the 2016 Dr. Clement A. Alfred Humanitarian Award recipients. This annual ceremony acknowledges the work of Flint-area healthcare professionals who exemplify the humanitarian values of Dr. Clement Alfred, for whom the award is named.
This year, a record eight individuals were honored at a ceremony on September 22 held at The Whiting. This year’s honorees include:
The Honorable Jim Ananich, Michigan Senate Minority Leader
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, FAAP, Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University
Laura Carravallah, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Genesee County Board of Health
Marc Edwards, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University
Peter Levine, MPH, Executive Director, Genesee County Medical Society
Gerald Natzke, Jr., DO, Genesys Health System, Michigan State University, American Academy of Environmental Medicine
Lawrence Reynolds, MD, FAAP, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mott Children’s Health Center
Kirk Smith, MHSA, President, Greater Flint Health Coalition
“It is an honor and pleasure to recognize these individuals who have done so much to help the residents of Flint through the city’s water crisis,” said Kathi Horton, President, Community Foundation of Greater Flint. “As humanitarians, they have worked tirelessly to make other people’s lives better. And together, they are a force that inspires all of us!”
The Dr. Clement A. Alfred Humanitarian Award was established in 1991 through a charitable fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Created by the family of Dr. Alfred, a local dentist who practiced in Flint for more than 60 years, it honors those individuals whose humanitarian initiatives have benefited the greater Flint community.
Recipients are selected by members of the Alfred family and the Genesee County Medical Society. “On behalf of the Community Foundation, we thank these selfless individuals for their commitment to the residents of Flint and their round-the-clock work ethic that puts others first,” said Horton. “We are grateful for their ongoing efforts to help our community recover and become stronger.” 2016 marked the first time in the Alfred Humanitarian Award’s 25-year history that multiple individuals were honored.
About The Community Foundation of Greater Flint
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County—building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment—now and for generations to come. CFGF helps donors support the causes they care about, today or through their estates. Since 1988 the Community Foundation has granted more than $86 million to nonprofit organizations to build a thriving community. CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its Community Funds in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc. To help those exposed to lead, contributions are accepted through www.flintkids.org