The John Hope Award, co-sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association and the Swearer Center for Public Service, is named for the 1894 African American alumnus who dedicated his life to education and community service. With this award, the BAA honors a graduate whose commitment to public service exemplifies leadership, innovation, and a direct impact on the community. The honoree may be a professional whose career is dedicated to public service or a volunteer devoted to public service or social action.

Special note: From 2003 – 2005, due to the extraordinarily high quality of nomination of very young alumni for this award, the John Hope Award selection committee also recognized a number of these nominees with the Young Alumni Service Award. Their names are included in the list below with the designation “YASA”.

All Previous Award Recipients

  • Greg Asbed ’84 
  • John Bonifaz ’87
  • Sheryl Brissett-Chapman ’71
  • Sonja Brookins Santileses ’89
  • Thomas J. Brown ’50
  • Katherine Chon ’02
  • Daniel P. Corley ’75
  • Edward E. Cornwell III ’78
  • Derek Ellerman ’02 
  • Earle W. Fisher ’42, P ’88
  • Laura D. Germino ’84
  • Stephanie L. Grace ’87
  • Paul G. Heck ’89
  • Jeffrey R. Keitelman ’82
  • Donald W. King ’93
  • Peter A. Kovacs ’78, P ’10 
  • George Lima ’48, GP ’92 
  • Marcia Loebenstein McBeath ’45, P ’77 
  • Deacon Patrick J. Moynihan '87 
  • Mary Louise Hinckley Record ’37, P ’65 
  • David E. Saltzman ’84 
  • Jeffrey Swartz ’82 
  • Mary K.  Swerczek ’98 
  • Bryant Toth ’76 MD, P ’08
  • Patricia Walker Walsh ’65, P ’93 
  • W. Terence Walsh ’65, P ’93 
  • Jason Warwin ’95 
  • Khary Lazarre-White ’95

* in the words of Brown's charter