Unsung Hero-ines

Unsung Hero-ines

We’re continually inspired by individuals and groups that demonstrate leadership and enhance our communities. We feature these instrumental efforts in order to help foster connection and collaboration.  Click the tabs to view each Unsung Hero-ine: 

Research: To systematically study East Asian medical texts to idnetify innovative and inexpensive approaches to a variety of contemporary global health challenges.

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation proudly supports the work of Dr. Edward Neal, MD for his groundbreaking work on the re-intreptation of early Chinese medical texts using the techniques of classical text-based archeology and database driven character research. This work has led to an entirely new intpretation of these early texts, providng new ideas for diseases such as cancer and resistant infectious diseases.

Spotlight Work: Twenty Years of Neijing Research: What Has Been Learned (February 2021)

Learning Equality LogoA San Diego non-profit established with the goal of enabling every person in the world to realize their right to a quality education, by supporting the creation, adaptation and distribution of open educational resources.

Colombia-based research and advocacy organization dedicated to the strengthening of the rule of law and the promotion of social justice and human rights in Colombia and the Global South.

Quest Research Program at Canyon Crest High School is designed to provide for students who are motivated by curiosity and are capable of independent learning with an authentic science experience. Students engage in all aspects of science and will have the opportunity to observe and conduct original scientific research. Students read scientific journal articles, develop hypotheses, collect and analyze data and eventually present their findings.

Fairewinds Energy Education is dedicated to furthering public understanding of nuclear power and other energy issues through educational sources.

Greg Jaczko, author of “Confessions from a Rogue Nuclear Regulator,” is a nuclear and public policy expert who advocates for safer storage of all spent nuclear fuel.

San Clemente Green is a grassroots organization comprised of citizens advocating for a sustainable future, as well as many other local issues like nuclear energy

Hanford Challenge aims to create a future for the Hanford Nuclear Site that secures human health and safety, advance accountability, and promotes a sustainable environmental legacy.

Dr. Tom English is a nuclear energy expert who has advised the top U.S. government organizations. Dr. English continues to advocate for clean energy solutions.

The Ocean Futures Society explores our ocean, while inspiring and educating people on the importance of wise environmental policies.

SLF Awards

Awards to honor life-changing efforts in medicine, science, education and the arts
around the world. Click their name to read stories on their recent work and view our letters honoring their accomplishments.

Alabama State Nurses Foundation
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
Bishop George McKinney
Bring It Initiative
Carol’s House
Center for Political Beauty – SLF Letter
Centro ProDH – SLF Letter
Chris JamesSLF Letter
Christiaan van Woudenberg – SLF Letter
The Clearity Foundation – SLF Letter
Committee to Protect Journalism
Courtney Lawton – SLF Letter
Craig Watkins
Daniel LeaderSLF Letter
Deaf Community Services of San Diego – SLF Letter
Professor Deepa KumarSLF Letter

Dina SrinivasanSLF Letter
District Attorney Jill RavitchSLF Letter
Ed Bastian, Delta Employee Charity – SLF Letter
Elin Ersson – SLF Letter
Honorable Fernando M. Olguin –
SLF Letter

Friends of Justice – SLF Letter
Invisible Institute – SLF Letter
Isela Gonzalez – SLF Letter
Mr. Jean-Rene Etchegaray – SLF Letter
Dr. Jeffrey Nordella – SLF Letter
John Streur – SLF Letter
Josh Koskoff – SLF Letter
Professor Judith StorchSLF Letter

Dr. Kate Cronin Furman
Dr. Kate Spradley – SLF Letter
Kath Rogers
Kavon WardSLF Letter

Kimberly GardnerSLF Letter
Lauren FarainoSLF Letter
Honorable Lina HidalgoSLF Letter

Maura Healey – SLF Letter
Judge Micaela Alvarez – SLF Letter
Mira Debs
Myanmar Now – SLF Letter
Oona HathwaySLF Letter

Pam Belluck – SLF Letter
Professor Parveen ParmarSLF Letter
Pedro Kumamoto – SLF Letter
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest – SLF Letter
Rebekah D. JonesSLF Letter
Resolve to Save Lives
Restoring Justice – SLF Letter
Reverend Gerald Toussaint – SLF Letter
Honorable Ron Merkel QCSLF Letter
Professor Samuel L. Myers Jr.SLF Letter
Senator Mike LeeSLF Letter
St. Albans Shirley Football Club – SLF Letter
Stacy Bailey – SLF Letter
Stephanie Engle, PhD
Steven DonzingerSLF Letter
Stewart & Lynda Resnick – SLF Letter
Susannah Frame – SLF Letter
Ted LieuSLF Letter
Chief Officer Terri VandamSLF Letter
Verda TettehSLF Letter

Whistleblower Aid – SLF Letter
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Youth Activism Project