Capital Awards and
Congressional  Recipients

1988–2018 | Download a PDF

2018 31th Annual
UnidosUS Capital Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Representative Illena Ros-Lehtinen
(R-FL 27th District)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Representative Luis Gutiérrez
(D-IL 4th District)

UnidosUS Capital Award

for Public Service

World Central Kitchen
Founded by Chef José Andrés

2017 30th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of
Los Angeles

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
City of Boston

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Ana Navarro, Republican Strategist
and Political Commentator

2016 29th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

Representative Nydia M.
Velázquez (D-NY 7th District)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ, LPC ,
Executive Director of
Catholic Charities of the
Rio Grande Valley

2015 28th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Frank Sharry Founder and
Executive Director
America’s Voice

2014 27th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

The U.S. Senate “Gang of Eight”

Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

John McCain (R-AZ)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Fast for Families

Cristian Avila

Lisa Sharon Harper

Rudy Lopez

Eliseo Medina

Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon

2013 26th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Attorney General Kamala Harris
State of California

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City of New York

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

United We Dream and
Jose Antonio Vargas

2012 25th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative George Miller (D-CA)

Mayor Paul Bridges (R-Uvalda, GA)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

2011 24th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA)

Representative Mario
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Ozomatli

2010 23rd Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

Representative Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Beverly Robertson, President
National Civil Rights Museum

2009 22nd Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

Senator Mel Martinez (D-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Miami Workers Center

2008 21st Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative Lincoln
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Univision Communications, Inc.
Ya Es Hora ¡Ve y Vota!

2007 20th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

His Eminence Roger Michael
Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop of
Los Angeles

2006 19th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Representative John A.
Boehner (R-OH)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Radio Tropical

2005 18th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)

Representative Chris Cannon (R-UT)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Llano Grande Center

2004 17th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN)

Senator Blanche L. Lincoln (D-AR)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

2003 16th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Representative Robert
Menendez (D-NJ)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Former Director of the
Phoenix Project Walker Lee Evey

2002 15th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Tom A. Daschle (D-SD)

Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Newsday

2001 14th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

Representative James T. Walsh (R-NY)

2000 13th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Representative Lincoln
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award for
Public Service*

Former Mayor John
Sampier (Rogers, AR)

1999 12th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Representative Richard
Gephardt (D-MO)

1998 11th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Senator Peter Domenici (R-MI)

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

1997 10th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI)

Senator Bob Graham (D-FL)

1996 9th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

Representative Patricia
Schroeder (D-CO)

1995 8th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Ronald D.
Coleman (D-TX)

Representative Susan Molinari (R-NY)

1994 7th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Don Edwards (D-CA)

Representative Constance A.
Morella (R-MD)

1993 6th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Representative Joe Moakley (D-MA)

Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY)

1992 5th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO)

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

1991 4th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI)

1990 3rd Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ)

1989 2nd Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Representative Peter W.
Rodino, Jr. (D-NJ)

1988 1st Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Representative Steve Bartlett (R-TX)

Representative Howard L.
Berman (D-CA)

Representative Albert G.
Bustamante (D-TX)

Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr. (R-NY)

Representative Augustus F.
Hawkins (D-CA)

Representative Dale E. Kildee (D-MI)

Notes

* Inaugural presentation

† Name changed from NCLR Congressional Awards

‡ Name changed from NCLR Capital Awards

2018 31th Annual
UnidosUS Capital Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Representative Illena Ros-Lehtinen
(R-FL 27th District)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Representative Luis Gutiérrez
(D-IL 4th District)

UnidosUS Capital Award

for Public Service

World Central Kitchen
Founded by Chef José Andrés

2017 30th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of
Los Angeles

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
City of Boston

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Ana Navarro, Republican Strategist and
Political Commentator

2016 29th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

Representative Nydia M.
Velázquez (D-NY 7th District)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ, LPC ,
Executive Director of
Catholic Charities of the
Rio Grande Valley

2015 28th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Frank Sharry Founder and
Executive Director
America’s Voice

2014 27th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

The U.S. Senate “Gang of Eight”

Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

John McCain (R-AZ)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Fast for Families

Cristian Avila

Lisa Sharon Harper

Rudy Lopez

Eliseo Medina

Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon

2013 26th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Attorney General Kamala Harris
State of California

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City of New York

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

United We Dream and
Jose Antonio Vargas

2012 25th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative George Miller (D-CA)

Mayor Paul Bridges (R-Uvalda, GA)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

2011 24th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA)

Representative Mario
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Ozomatli

2010 23rd Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

Representative Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Beverly Robertson, President
National Civil Rights Museum

2009 22nd Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

Senator Mel Martinez (D-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Miami Workers Center

2008 21st Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative Lincoln
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Univision Communications, Inc.
Ya Es Hora ¡Ve y Vota!

2007 20th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

His Eminence Roger Michael
Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop of
Los Angeles

2006 19th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Representative John A.
Boehner (R-OH)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Radio Tropical

2005 18th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)

Representative Chris Cannon (R-UT)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Llano Grande Center

2004 17th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN)

Senator Blanche L. Lincoln (D-AR)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

2003 16th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Representative Robert
Menendez (D-NJ)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Former Director of the
Phoenix Project Walker Lee Evey

2002 15th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Tom A. Daschle (D-SD)

Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Newsday

2001 14th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

Representative James T. Walsh (R-NY)

2000 13th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Representative Lincoln
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award for
Public Service*

Former Mayor John
Sampier (Rogers, AR)

1999 12th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Representative Richard
Gephardt (D-MO)

1998 11th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Senator Peter Domenici (R-MI)

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

1997 10th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI)

Senator Bob Graham (D-FL)

1996 9th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

Representative Patricia
Schroeder (D-CO)

1995 8th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Ronald D.
Coleman (D-TX)

Representative Susan Molinari (R-NY)

1994 7th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Don Edwards (D-CA)

Representative Constance A.
Morella (R-MD)

1993 6th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Representative Joe Moakley (D-MA)

Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY)

1992 5th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO)

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

1991 4th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI)

1990 3rd Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ)

1989 2nd Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Representative Peter W.
Rodino, Jr. (D-NJ)

1988 1st Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Representative Steve Bartlett (R-TX)

Representative Howard L.
Berman (D-CA)

Representative Albert G.
Bustamante (D-TX)

Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr. (R-NY)

Representative Augustus F.
Hawkins (D-CA)

Representative Dale E. Kildee (D-MI)

Capital Awards and
Congressional  Recipients

1988–2017 | Download a PDF

2018 31th Annual
UnidosUS Capital Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Representative Illena Ros-Lehtinen
(R-FL 27th District)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Representative Luis Gutiérrez
(D-IL 4th District)

UnidosUS Capital Award

for Public Service

World Central Kitchen
Founded by Chef José Andrés

2017 30th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of
Los Angeles

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
City of Boston

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Ana Navarro, Republican Strategist and
Political Commentator

2016 29th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

Representative Nydia M.
Velázquez (D-NY 7th District)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ, LPC ,
Executive Director of
Catholic Charities of the
Rio Grande Valley

2015 28th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Frank Sharry Founder and
Executive Director
America’s Voice

2014 27th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

The U.S. Senate “Gang of Eight”

Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

John McCain (R-AZ)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Fast for Families

Cristian Avila

Lisa Sharon Harper

Rudy Lopez

Eliseo Medina

Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon

2013 26th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Attorney General Kamala Harris
State of California

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City of New York

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

United We Dream and
Jose Antonio Vargas

2012 25th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative George Miller (D-CA)

Mayor Paul Bridges (R-Uvalda, GA)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

2011 24th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA)

Representative Mario
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Ozomatli

2010 23rd Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

Representative Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Beverly Robertson, President
National Civil Rights Museum

2009 22nd Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

Senator Mel Martinez (D-FL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Miami Workers Center

2008 21st Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Representative Lincoln
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Univision Communications, Inc.
Ya Es Hora ¡Ve y Vota!

2007 20th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

His Eminence Roger Michael
Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop of
Los Angeles

2006 19th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Representative John A.
Boehner (R-OH)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Radio Tropical

2005 18th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)

Representative Chris Cannon (R-UT)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Llano Grande Center

2004 17th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN)

Senator Blanche L. Lincoln (D-AR)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

2003 16th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Representative Robert
Menendez (D-NJ)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Former Director of the
Phoenix Project Walker Lee Evey

2002 15th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Tom A. Daschle (D-SD)

Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)

NCLR Capital Award

for Public Service

Newsday

2001 14th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

Representative James T. Walsh (R-NY)

2000 13th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Representative Lincoln
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

NCLR Capital Award for
Public Service*

Former Mayor John
Sampier (Rogers, AR)

1999 12th Annual
NCLR Capital Awards

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Representative Richard
Gephardt (D-MO)

1998 11th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Senator Peter Domenici (R-MI)

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

1997 10th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI)

Senator Bob Graham (D-FL)

1996 9th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

Representative Patricia
Schroeder (D-CO)

1995 8th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Ronald D.
Coleman (D-TX)

Representative Susan Molinari (R-NY)

1994 7th Annual
NCLR Congressional Awards

Representative Don Edwards (D-CA)

Representative Constance A.
Morella (R-MD)

1993 6th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Representative Joe Moakley (D-MA)

Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY)

1992 5th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO)

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

1991 4th Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI)

1990 3rd Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ)

1989 2nd Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Representative Peter W.
Rodino, Jr. (D-NJ)

1988 1st Annual NCLR
Congressional Awards

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Representative Steve Bartlett (R-TX)

Representative Howard L.
Berman (D-CA)

Representative Albert G.
Bustamante (D-TX)

Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr. (R-NY)

Representative Augustus F.
Hawkins (D-CA)

Representative Dale E. Kildee (D-MI)

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