The Iris Unger Recognition Award

For more than 18 years, as our longest standing Executive Director, Iris Unger stewarded the growth and expansion of our organization.

The Iris Unger Recognition Award recognizes artists and entrepreneurs whose project best reflects the values that she instilled at YES: dedication and passion, success through hard work, and a true commitment to making a difference in the community. 

Are you a YES Client? And have you created an artistic project or business that has a positive community impact?

If the answer is yes, we invite you to fill out the online submission form below and submit your application to be considered for next year's Recognition Award.

We thank all those who submitted for the 2020 edition. The chosen recipient will be notified in October.  The winner will be also be highlighted throughout the YES network and will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

The first-ever Iris Unger Recognition Award was given out last year to Sinthusha Kandiah, whose Divinart Foundation uses proceeds from henna art to give back to marginalized populations.  Click here to learn more about her work and the impact she is making,

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