This award honors one or more young alumni (undergraduate alumni from 1-14 years out) whose volunteer fundraising efforts in the prior fiscal year distinguished them as rising leaders and contributed significantly to the Brown Annual Fund’s success.


2021 Recipient

Hudson L. Collins ’11

The determination, leadership, and enthusiasm of Hudson L. Collins ’11 as co-chair for the Class of 2011’s 10th Reunion Gift Committee motivated thousands of young alumni to donate nearly $1 million to the Brown Annual Fund during the 2020-21 fundraising year. Hudson has also served on the Brown Annual Fund Young Leadership Council for more than 10 years, as co-chair of the council for multiple terms, and as a member of the Brown Annual Fund Executive Committee.

2020 Recipient

Christian A. Martell ’10

Christian A. Martell 10 is a tireless volunteer for Brown,  demonstrating an incredible passion for encouraging young alumni to give back through the Brown Annual Fund. Christian has served as a member of the Brown Annual Fund Young Leadership Council, the Brown Annual Fund Class of 2010 Committee, the Alumni Class Leaders Board of Directors, the Advisory Council on the College, and as a class officer. During her 10th Reunion, Christian co-chaired the Class of 2010 10th Reunion Gift Committee and simultaneously served as president of her class. Her leadership was instrumental in rallying the class to a successful reunion during a year full of unexpected challenges.

All Previous Award Recipients

  • Joanna K. Albright ’04
  • Luke T. Albright ’04
  • Ariana P. Cannavo ’08
  • Emily Janney Elliot '03
  • Katherine A. Haves '12
  • Tarek Khanachet ’03
  • Evan A. Layne ’06
  • Daniel J. Pipkin ’14
  • Zachary Townsend ’08
  • Alexandra Scott ’04
  • James S. Sinai ’01
  • Charlotte Steel ’04
  • Charlotte Zanders Waxman ’05
  • Jyri-Pekka T. Wilska ’04