The Will Geer Humanitarian Award is presented annually to an individual who epitomizes and advances human welfare and social justice championed by Will in his lifetime. Inaugurated in 2015, the award is curated by Will’s family to recognize individuals who share Will’s spirit in the mission to make the world a better place.
2015 — Earl Hamner
For his dedication to truthful storytelling and his excellence creating characters that touch the human spirit.
2016 — Haskell Wexler
Whose unwavering eye illuminated the world.
2017 — Paul Robeson
Singer, Actor, Athlete, Scholar and Social Activist
2018 — Maxine Waters
A woman of the people, by the people, and always, always for the people. A remarkable soldier for justice and equality.