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Upstanders are people who stand up for themselves and others. They harness their character strengths to meet their moment and pursue justice, both great and small, inspiring others to do the same. In our Humanity Gallery, you’ll draw inspiration from local upstanders who’ve brought positive change to our community.

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is now accepting nominations for the annual Upstander Awards.


The Upstander Awards recognize individuals in the region who embody what it means to be an upstander. From leading community-wide service projects or standing up to a bully on the playground to standing up for others in the face of injustice, upstanders represent the best of humanity today. The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center defines an upstander as an individual who stands up for others and their rights. They fight against injustice and unfairness, and they use their character strengths to inspire action and become the best of humanity today.

Nominations are Open

Nominations for the Upstander Awards are open now until March 10, 2023. Finalists will be announced in April 2023. To qualify for the Upstander Awards, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • A nominee must be at least 10 years old.
  • A nominee must live, study, or work within the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.
  • A nominee exhibits what it means to be an upstander.


Fill out the form below to nominate yourself or others. With questions regarding the application process, email JAKE CAMPBELL or KARA DRISCOLL.