The Anne Frank Humanitarian Award

The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it is indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it is indifference. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.Elie Wiesel

The Anne Frank Humanitarian Award, established in 2001, honors outstanding humanitarian efforts by high school juniors in public and private schools in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Sarasota, and Manatee counties.

Principals and guidance counselors recommend students for this prestigious award who have made a conscious decision to better the lives of other individuals or groups both inside and outside of school activities.

These students are recognized both at their schools as well as at the Museum. Legislators, educators, family, and friends are invited to join the Museum in honoring these students.

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s award has the endorsement of the Anne Frank House in New York. 

2024 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award Celebrations

Hillsborough County: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
6:30 PM
Pinellas County: Thursday, May 16, 2024
6:30P PM
Manatee, Pasco & Sarasota Counties: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
6:30 PM


Anne Frank Humanitarian Award Committee

Honorary Co-chair: Gayle Sierens
Founder: Irene Weiss
Program Coordinator: Susan Ballinger

Hillsborough County
Amy Daner, Patricia Davis, Stephen Feldman, Lauren Fleischman, Meral Ginsberg, Kim Gonzales, Dana Justus, Traci Klein, Rose Rosen, Melinda Sheer, Vicki Weissman


Pasco County
Mary Rhinehardt, Nancy Paikoff
Pinellas County
Stacy Conroy Michelle Gershon, Nancy Greenberg, Jackie Kanner, Sally Laufer, Kathryn Madow, Nancy Maza, Nancy Paikoff, Lois Pardoll, , Ellyn Shriber, Claire Yogman


Manatee and Sarasota Counties
Agnes Schipper, Bette Zaret, Lisa Bean, Robyn Faucy Susan Lowy, Becky Miller, Nancy Roucher, Betty Silberman

For information on the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award program, please contact Susan Ballinger by email or call (727) 820-0100 ext. 250.

It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.Anne Frank, July 15, 1944

Support the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award program

Anne Frank Humanitarian Award recipients each receive a Florida Holocaust Museum Family Membership and two guest passes. Family Memberships are valued at $85, and guest passes are valued at $32.

If you would like to support the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award program by underwriting a Family Membership or guest passes for AFHA recipients, please visit the Donate Now page. Add to the comments section that you would like the donation be made to The Anne Frank Humanitarian Award program.

Thank you for your support.

How wonderful is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.Anne Frank


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