Sophia Veffer Upstander Award Nomination

The Sophia Veffer Upstander Award is named in honor of local Holocaust survivor, Sophia Veffer.  Sophia has dedicated her life to creating a more just world by encouraging individuals to act as global citizens, assisting those in need and standing up in the face of adversity. 

The recipient of this award is an individual who has strongly impacted the Buffalo region by focusing on standing up for others while promoting equality, social justice and human rights. The recipient can be of any background, and does not need to be connected in any way with the Holocaust Education Resource Organization (HERO). The award celebration will be held in late May.

The deadline for all nominations is March 15, 2024

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