Red Ribbon Awards

The Penn CFAR CAB held the first ever Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony in the world in 2004. The ceremony is held each year in commemoration of World AIDS Day, and recognizes the tireless efforts of our local heroes in policy, research, community, faith, youth leadership and more. The Penn CFAR CAB has developed partnerships with several programs from the School District of Philadelphia showcasing the work of youth around the city and creating the space to continue the work of HIV activism and education. 


RED RIBBON AWARDS 2022: “Rocking the Ribbon.”  

This year’s theme is “Rocking the Ribbon.” At our CFAR Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony, we want to take the opportunity to opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. We hope you will help us celebrate these leaders in our field on December 1st, 2022.

Hiba Imad: Dale L. Grundy Youth Leader Award

Someone between 14 and 25 years of age who has displayed leadership and made a significant contribution to educational initiatives to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS in the community

Florence Momplaisir, MD: Researcher Award

Someone who has made significant contributions in research to improve clinical/medical practices, and/or social issues involving HIV prevention, treatment, and/or cure efforts.

Javontae Williams: Policy Maker Award

Someone who has exhibited knowledge, commitment, and excellence in public policy and in issues surrounding HIV/AIDS as a local, state, or federal policymaker.

Lupe Diaz: Community Award 

An individual who has made a significant contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the role of advocate, caregiver, and/or community activist. 

Dining Out For Life: Robert A. Schoenberg Pioneer Award

Recognizes the inspiring work by an individual, group or organization that works towards ending or reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Red Ribbon 2021:

Rev. Rodger Broadley: Faith-Based Award

Euraliz Lopez: Dale L. Grundy Youth Leader Award

Jose Baumeister, PhD, MPH: Researcher Award

Coleman Terrell: Policy Maker Award

Tyrone Smith: Community Award 

Philly AIDS Thrift: Robert A. Schoenberg Pioneer Award

Click HERE to watch the 2021 Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony.

Click HERE for a copy of the 2021 Red Ribbon Awards Program.
Click here for a full list of previous recipients of the Red Ribbon Awards. 

Red Ribbon 2020:

Award Winners:
Faith-Based: Rev. Dr. Calenthia Dowdy
Dale L. Grundy Youth Leader: Dionte Gill
Researcher: Dr. Ellen Tedaldi
Policy Maker: Heshie Zinman
Pioneer Award: Prevention Point

Click HERE to watch the 2020 Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony.