Thursday night at the 2013 Ali Awards, WaterStep CEO Mark Hogg was awarded the Kentucky Humanitarian of the Year. Other award winners included former President Jimmy Carter, Michael Bolton and Christina Aguilera.
The awards ceremony honored the winners for their commitment to different causes: water, hunger-relief, gender equality and more. Muhammed Ali, his wife Yolonda, and daughter Laila, along with President and CEO of the Ali Center Donald Lassere congratulated the award winners.
The awards ceremony also recognized additional award winners for their reflection of the core principles of the Muhammed Ali Center including confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect, and spirituality. Six winners under the age of 30 were selected for each category. Three of the winners: Zahra Mahmoodi of Afghanistan, Tanvi Girotra of India, and Muhammed Kisirisa of Uganda toured WaterStep’s international headquarters the day after the awards.
Kisirisa took home an M-100 Chlorinator to install in his hometown. The others discussed potential of future collaboration and further connections that can advance WaterStep’s work.