CITIZENSHIP IS NOT
A SPECTATOR SPORT

THE ED LOWRY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CITIZENSHIP

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PURPOSE

To honor the life and legacy of Edward D. Lowry (1944-2019) by recognizing outstanding civic engagement and encouraging citizens to serve others and engage on issues of importance in their communities.

In March 2020, FAV announced the intention to present the Edward D. Lowry Memorial Award for Citizenship annually. On May 21st, 2021, FAV hosted the inaugural Edward D. Lowry Award for Citizenship. In May of 2023, FAV will host the third annual Lowry Award.

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LEGACY

Ed Lowry made a huge impact in his community and left a legacy of selfless service. We created the Ed Lowry Award for Citizenship for those that embody Ed’s legacy and to share the inspiration taught to us by Edward D. Lowry.

A man who worked graciously with people from many ideologies in order to solve important problems in the community, Ed instilled in us that everyone has something to give, no matter where they came from. Ed was never above sitting down and having a conversation and learning from someone from a different walk of life and truly valuing what they had to say.

VIRTUAL EVENT AWARD CEREMONY

The Second Annual Edward D. Lowry Award Ceremony is on Friday May 20th, 2022

QUALITIES

  • Relentless service to others
  • Willingness to work across ideological boundaries for the common good
  • Fearless advocate of the First Amendment principles
  • Overcomes setbacks; strives on in the face of adversity
  • Exhibits results-oriented strategic thinking
  • Inspires others to give of time, talent or resources
  • Consummate networking to connect organizations & people for community impact

PAST WINNER STEPHANIE ANTKOWIAK

Winners receive Lifetime Membership to First Amendement Voice and VIP access to all future National Symposia.

FAV’s blog writer, Kelly Kehoe, and communications coordinator, Haley Henderson, sat down with Stephanie Antkowiak, who won the Edward Lowry Memorial Award for Citizenship last year, to discuss the impact of winning the award on her work in the last year.