Well Aware Impact Awards

Established in 2017, the Well Aware Impact Awards recognize inspiring individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to both global humanitarian issues and to the work of Well Aware. Additionally, the recipients embody Well Aware’s core values: integrity, community, compassion, and innovation.

  • Global Impact Award

    Well Aware’s highest honor recognizes an outstanding individual for their commitment to positively changing the world through leadership, advocacy, outreach, and support. The recipient demonstrates a passion and devotion to addressing the world’s most important social and humanitarian challenges.

  • Geoffrey S. Ryder Ambassador of the Year

    Named in memory of our beloved friend and board member, Geoffrey S. Ryder, this award commends an exceptional supporter who goes above and beyond to represent and advocate for Well Aware in their community. The recipient demonstrates an extreme dedication to reducing the issue of water scarcity and growing Well Aware’s clean water work in the world.

  • Shower Striker of the Year

    This award honors an individual who went above and beyond with their individual Shower Strike fundraising, raising the most funds overall in the current year. The award recipient demonstrates an ardent dedication and commitment to the clean water cause, allowing them to achieve this high level of fundraising.

  • Global Impact Award

    Well Aware’s highest honor recognizes an outstanding individual for their commitment to positively changing the world through leadership, advocacy, outreach, and support. The recipient demonstrates a passion and devotion to addressing the world’s most important social and humanitarian challenges.

  • Geoffrey S. Ryder Ambassador of the Year

    Named in memory of our beloved friend and board member, Geoffrey S. Ryder, this award commends an exceptional supporter who goes above and beyond to represent and advocate for Well Aware in their community. The recipient demonstrates an extreme dedication to reducing the issue of water scarcity and growing Well Aware’s clean water work in the world.

  • Shower Striker of the Year

    This award honors an individual who went above and beyond with their individual Shower Strike fundraising, raising the most funds overall in the current year. The award recipient demonstrates an ardent dedication and commitment to the clean water cause, allowing them to achieve this high level of fundraising.

  • Global Impact Award

    Well Aware’s highest honor recognizes an outstanding individual for their commitment to positively changing the world through leadership, advocacy, outreach, and support. The recipient demonstrates a passion and devotion to addressing the world’s most important social and humanitarian challenges.

  • Geoffrey S. Ryder Ambassador of the Year

    Named in memory of our beloved friend and board member, Geoffrey S. Ryder, this award commends an exceptional supporter who goes above and beyond to represent and advocate for Well Aware in their community. The recipient demonstrates an extreme dedication to reducing the issue of water scarcity and growing Well Aware’s clean water work in the world.

  • Shower Striker of the Year

    This award honors an individual who went above and beyond with their individual Shower Strike fundraising, raising the most funds overall in the current year. The award recipient demonstrates an ardent dedication and commitment to the clean water cause, allowing them to achieve this high level of fundraising.

Awarded every December at our Winter Waterland Gala.

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Global Impact Award Recipients

  • Salva Dut

    2021 Global Impact Award

  • Amy Poehler

    2020 Global Impact Award

  • Meredith Walker

    2020 Global Impact Award

  • Dr. Karambu Ringera

    2019 Global Impact Award

  • Dr. Auma Obama

    2018 Global Impact Award

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    Mary Elizabeth Ellis

    2017 Global Impact Award

Geoffrey S. Ryder Ambassador of the Year Award Recipients

  • Reginald Kahlil McKenzie III

    2021 Geoffrey S. Ryder Ambassador of the Year

  • Nav Sooch

    2020 Ambassador of the Year

  • Alan Blake

    2019 Ambassador of the Year

  • John Fox

    2019 Ambassador of the Year

  • The Patt Christopher Project

    2018 Ambassador of the Year

  • Greg Davis

    2017 Ambassador of the Year

Shower Striker of the Year Award Recipients

  • Terry Kowalicki

    2021 Shower Strike of the Year

  • Colleen Quinn

    2019 Shower Striker of the Year