2002 HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Brother’s Brother Foundation
United States, Global
Luke Hingson’s desire and determination to serve others, as modeled by his parents, has continued through his relentless commitment to the Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) for more than 40 years. Luke has guided the growth and development of the BBF and its work with children in need to become one of the most well organized and successful non-profit organizations in the world.
Robert A. Hingson, M.D., Luke Hingson’s father, founded the BBF in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1958 to bring assistance and hope to children in need requiring medical assistance throughout the world. Luke Hingson began working with the BBF book program, founded by his mother, in 1961 when he was just 9 years old. Since its inception, BBF has distributed more than 66,000 tons of requested supplies and other assistance valued at more than $1 billion. These supplies have served more than 40 million adults and children in need in 110 countries on five continents. This reflects $50 million in books, 7,742 tons of seed, 20,000 tons of food and 10,000 tons of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.