The Award of Excellence has been given by Chapman University since 1982 to an individual or organization that exemplifies Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service.
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This year’s recipient is Karen Haren, class of ’71, who is being recognized for her innovative and inspirational leadership of Harvesters Community Food Network. Thanks to Karen's leadership, Harvesters earned the distinguished title of Feeding America's 2011 Food Bank of the Year. Karen also earned the 2010 NonProfit Professional of the Year award. We are proud and honored to have such a distinguished Chapman alumna investing her humanity in the world.