Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

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5280 Magazine recognized Karen Sugar and Women’s Global 5280-logo-2011Empowerment Fund as the Top Humanitarian in 2009, 2010, and 2012. The award is a part of the “Top of the Town” feature for Colorado-based organizations and businesses. Thanks 5280!

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In 2015, Westword Magazine in Denver recognized Women’s Global for our work in Gulu, featuring the annual holiday event. Thank you for your support! Read more here.



fgs-logo-e1431986144671Foundation for Global Scholars recognized two Global Changemakers in 2015, including our very own Karen Sugar. The Global Changemaker Lifetime Award honors those intrepid individuals who have made a meaningful impact on a global level over the course of their lives and who inspire others to do the same. Congratulations Karen! Learn more about the award and Foundation of Global Scholars here.


Other Publications and Articles

  • Denver Business Journal article by Heather Draper, August, 2013
  • University of Colorado Alumni Recognition Award, May, 2013. Awarded to Karen Sugar, Founder and Director of Women’s Global Empowerment Fund for career excellence and community service. The award was presented at the spring commencement ceremony.
  • The International WorkLife Balance Award was presented to Women’s Global for work on creating healthier families and balanced lives by the Altis Program and the Catholic University of Milan in conjunction with the VII World Family Meeting in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI. Milan, Italy, June, 2012.
  • Recognition by the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, June, 2012 of Karen Sugar, and WGEF, for extraordinary acts of collaboration with artists, institutions, and communities.
  • Denver Post article, by John Moore, March 2011
  • UBC (Ugandan Broadcast Corporation) News Story, 2011


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