Honoring the legacy of Helen K. Persson
A lieutenant commander in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, it was Helen K. Persson’s initial gift that helped start the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Her generosity will have a lasting impact on those we continue to serve.
Generous Persson Award Recipients
Craig Newmark, visionary founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Capt. Larkin O’Hern, USA, Ret., and Rachel O’Hern, advocates for the veteran and caregiving community
Suni Harford, group managing director and the global Head of Investments for UBS Asset Management
Dan Benton, co-founder of Andor Capital Management
Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker, actors and founders of the nonprofit Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF), received the Next Generation Award.
Cristina Carlino, beauty industry leader and social entrepreneur
Duncan Niederauer, former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange
Sam Springsteen, son of rock legend Bruce Springsteen and advocate for veterans
Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of iconic comedy club Caroline’s On Broadway
Bob Jeffrey, non-executive chairman of world-renowned advertising agency J. Walter Thompson