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2022’s Most Impactful Communicators

The Social Impact Awards honor communicators who use their platforms to better their community and the global community at large. Winners are the campaigns, initiatives, professionals, teams, rising stars, and lifetime pioneers that are helping to usher in a diverse, equitable future and redefine organizations’ role in the fight for global change.

“The winners for this year’s Social Impact Awards are exemplary models of corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Erika Bradbury, Editorial Director of PRNEWS and the host of the program. “Our honorees deserve to be recognized for their work in their respective communities, and it’s a privilege to recognize them for their commitments.”

Congratulations to this year's winners and honorable mentions!

Special Recognition Awards

Social Impact Awards Winners

Sustainability Leader of the Year

Outstanding HBCU Educator of the Year

ESG Program

Campaign by a Black-Owned Business

Thank you to our Judges

  • Arnold, Jennifer
    U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Averbuj, Gustavo
  • Baldrica, Nancy
  • Berni, Ryan
    Berni Consulting
  • Berns, Caroline
  • Birchett, Stacie
    Better Housing Coalition
  • Blackwell, Troy
    Ready for Change
  • Bookbinder, Russ
    San Antonio Sports
  • Brockman, Brian
    Nissan Americas
  • Campo, Charmaine
    Do Good Communications LLC
  • Carlson, Maureen
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Carroll, Philip
    Smile Train
  • Colella-graham, Cat
    Cheer Partners, a Lippe Taylor Company
  • Collazo Sueiras, Maria Rosa
    Republica Havas
  • Cragg, Jennifer
    U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
  • Cumming, Ben
    Responsible Business Initiative for Justice
  • Davis, Bernadette
    Bernadette Davis Communications
  • Densen, Rob
    Tiller, LLC
  • DiStaso, Marcia
    University of Florida
  • Easton, Lauren
    The Associated Press
  • Forrester, Erin
    Clearview Federal Credit Union
  • Fraser, Kristen
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Frazer, Naria
  • Gorenstein, Michelle
    The Association of Junior Leagues International
  • Gross, Laura
    Scott Circle Communications
  • Hatchuel, Yann
  • Hecht, Michelle
  • Herrera, Daniela
  • Hollis, Rachel
  • Hughes, Andi
    PR Council
  • King, Roland
    National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities
  • Kirkman, Leni
    University Health
  • Klein, Caroline
    Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Knight, Moyra
  • Koenig, Jennifer
    Stericycle, Inc.
  • Le Cam, Alia
  • Leupen, Christa
    Butterball, LLC
  • Levy, Rich
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Lewis, Rena
    Signature Intentions, LLC
  • Lucia, Karla
    Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM)
  • Martinez, Priscila
    The Brand Agency
  • Martinez, Kevin
  • McKnight, JK
    The Art of Impact
  • Mello, Brad
    Saint Xavier University
  • Menaker, Mandy
  • Merritt, Catherine
  • Merz, Jessica
  • Michaud, Jerry
    Veterans Health Administration
  • Mondshein, Greg
    SourceCode Communications
  • Moore, Paula
    Easterseals DC MD VA
  • Moss, Rae
    Idaho National Laboratory
  • Oliver, Brittney
    Various Outlets / Lemons 2 Lemonade
  • Paschoalin, Eliana
  • Pola, Casey
    National Parks Conservation Association
  • Rabinovitch Blecker, Nina
    The Global FoodBanking Network
  • Rhodes, Lori
    Berns Communications Group
  • Sarmiento, Jessamyn
    World Food Program USA
  • Schramm, Tim
    Coyne PR
  • Scott, Gary
    Thompson & Co. PR
  • Singleton, Lindsay
    ROKK Solutions
  • Smith, Candice
    French Press Public Relations
  • Sparrer, Curtis
  • Staub, Andrew
    The Rite Aid Foundation
  • Stein, Lindsay
    Havas New York
  • Stepno, Kelly
    APCO Worldwide
  • Trapp, Scott
  • Von Mueffling, Dini
    Dini von Mueffling Communications
  • Weir, Christy
    Special Olympics
  • Whittington, Elizabeth
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Wright, Nyree
    TV One Networks


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