Vision Awards

These annual awards recognize people and entities who work to make our vision a reality. View recipient and nomination information.

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The FARE Vision Awards take their name from FARE’s vision statement, which is to make the world safe for people with food allergies. These awards recognize individuals and entities who work to make that vision a reality, and who support FARE in its mission to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies.

2017 Vision Awards 

Outstanding Business Award for Food Allergy Activism
Farmer's Keep (owner, Josh Bullock)

Presented to a company that has made a positive impact in the lives of people with food allergies and supported the food allergy community through education, awareness, establishment of accommodation best practices, and/or advocacy efforts.

Outstanding Professional Award for Food Allergy Activism
Mary Vargas

Presented to an individual who has made a positive impact in the lives of people with food allergies and supported the food allergy community through education, awareness, establishment of accommodation best practices, and/or advocacy efforts.

Outstanding Community Education Award
Erica Andert

Presented to an individual or group of volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support FARE and its mission, and have been dedicated to impactful education and awareness endeavors on behalf of individuals living with food allergy.

Outstanding Advocacy Impact Award
Jessica Davila-Burnett

Presented to an individual or group of advocates who, through significant public action, have impacted policymakers and legislative efforts to improve access and quality of life for the food allergy community.

Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement
Lianne Mandelbaum

Presented to an individual or group of individuals who have gone above and beyond to advance FARE's impact at the community level through a sustained commitment to fundraising, advocacy and education.

Teen Achievement Award
Ryan Blum
Calli Brielle McIntyre

Presented to an outstanding youth volunteer whose dedicated service advances awareness of our cause.

Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service
Dr. Allen Lieberman

Presented to a healthcare provider or allied health professional who goes above and beyond in a volunteer service capacity to further the advancement of FARE's mission tenets of life, health, and hope for patients and caregivers.

 

2016 Vision Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement

Helen Jaffe

Presented to an individual or group of individuals who have gone above and beyond to advance FARE’s impact at the community level through a sustained commitment to fundraising, advocacy and education.

Outstanding Advocacy Impact Award

Caroline Moassessi

Presented to an individual or group of advocates who, through significant public action, have impacted policymakers and legislative efforts to improve access and quality of life for the food allergy community.

Outstanding Business Award for Food Allergy Activism

Allergic Living Magazine

Presented to a company that has made a positive impact in the lives of people with food allergies and supported the food allergy community through education, awareness, establishment of accommodation best practices, and or/advocacy efforts.

Outstanding Community Education

Tricia Gavankar

Presented to an individual or group of volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support FARE and its mission, and have been dedicated to impactful education and awareness endeavors on behalf of individuals living with food allergies.

Outstanding Professional Award for Food Allergy Activism

Chef TJ Sudiswa

Presented to an individual whose professional effort and expertise has made a positive impact in the lives of people with food allergies and supported the food allergy community through education, awareness, establishment of accommodation best practices and/or advocacy efforts.

Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service

Dr. Hemant Sharma

Presented to a healthcare provider or allied health professional who goes above and beyond in a volunteer service capacity to further the advancements of FARE’s mission tenets of life, health and hope for patients and caregivers.

Teen Achievement Award

Michael Mandanas

2015 Vision Awards

Vision Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizen

Sanofi

Presented to a corporation that has made a positive impact in the lives of people with food allergies and supported the food allergy community through a partnership with FARE.

Vision Award for Outstanding Community Citizen

Becky Basalone

Presented to an individual volunteer who has gone above and beyond to support FARE and its mission, dedicating herself to educating others and advocating for the cause.

Vision Award for Outstanding Fundraising Achievement

Stephanie Hirschberg and Bonnie Weinbach

Presented to an individual or a group of individuals who have gone above and beyond to raise critical funds to support FARE and its mission.

Teen Achievement Award

Jake Rose

Presented to an outstanding youth volunteer whose dedicated service advances awareness of our cause.

Founder’s Award

Dave and Denise Bunning

Presented to a public figure or group of public figures who have greatly advanced the vision of a safer world for individuals with food allergies through significant public action.

2014 Vision Awards

Vision Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizen

Mylan Specialty

Vision Award for Outstanding Community Citizen

Anne Thompson

Vision Award for Outstanding Fundraising Achievement

Abbey Braverman, Roxanne Palin and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Founder’s Award

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), U.S. Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), original sponsors of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, which was signed into law on November 13, 2013.