Each year the Center For Spirituality & Sustainability presents two awards at it's annual dinner. One award is given for leadership in sustainability and the other is for leadership in spirituality. These awards are given to people or organizations whose work is aligned with the Center's mission to promote our sacred connection to the earth and each other. The 2016 sustainability awardee is Mannie Jackson. As owner of the Harlem Globetrotters he was the 1st African-American to own a major sports organization. Now as President of the Mannie Jackson Center for Humanities, Mr. Jackson is working to promote social understanding and acceptance among groups and individuals in our society. Mr. Jackson will be present to accept his award at the Center's awards dinner on Saturday, April 30th from 7-9 pm at the N. O. Nelson Campus, LeClaire Room in Edwardsville Illinois. The 2016 spirituality awardee is the SIUE Campus Kitchen Project. This charitable organization is being honored by the Center for their leadership in participating in a national network that recovers locally donated food to cook for and feed the hungry in our community. Please join us in honoring these two awardees whose efforts have strengthened the fabric of our society and generally promoted the greater good with-in our community.