Each year, the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award honors exemplary leaders across government, business, advocacy, and entertainment who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to social change and worked to protect and advance equity, justice, and human rights.

This year’s laureates will be honored in New York City on Wednesday, December 11:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter, actor, director, and producer
  • Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • John W. Rogers, Jr., chairman and co-CEO of Ariel Investments
  • Tom Wilson, chair, president, and CEO of The Allstate Corporation

— Robert Kennedy

From the 2023 Ripple of Hope Gala

On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, we honored our newest cohort of Ripple of Hope Award laureates: The Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust, a donor-advised fund of the Arizona Community Foundation advised by Peter and Pamela Barbey and their son Matt; Fran Drescher, SAG-AFTRA President, actor, writer, producer, best-selling author and activist; and The January 6th Select Committee, including Representatives Aguilar, Cheney, Kinzinger, Lofgren, Luria, Murphy, Raskin, Thompson, and Schiff. The ceremony featured emcee Alec Baldwin.