The ACLU of Indiana recognizes individuals and groups who contribute their time, talent and resources to protect civil liberties.
Below are awards given and recipients by year:
This award recognizes lifetime achievements to protect civil liberties.
2013 - Dr. Thomas Kotulak (posthumously)
2004 - Victor Milstein, Indianapolis
1974 - Sigmund J. Beck
This award recognizes an individual who has invested significant time and energy to help the organization protect civil liberties.
2013 - Mary Hunt, Indianapolis
2004 - Walt Vanderbush, Franklin
This award recognizes the work of students who have made significant contribution to the advancement of civil liberties.
2013 - Indiana University Southeast Civil Liberties Union (IUSCLU)
2010 - Eric Workman, Greenwood
2004 - Elizabeth Obergfell, Indianapolis
In the spirit of the noble Hoosiers who founded ICLU a half-century ago, this award is given to a person who has seized an opportunity to make exceptional gains in the enhancement of civil liberties.
2010 - Irving L. Fink, Indianapolis
2004 - Leonard Goldstein, Fort Wayne
2003 - Joseph F. Miller, Indianapolis
2000 - Rollin Dick, Indianapolis
A nonprofit organization needs well-nourished roots to thrive, and this award recognizes extraordinary monetary contribution to the support of civil liberties.
2014 - The Cook Family (David, Dan, Sally and Frank)
2004 - Thomas Miller, Cicero
This award recognizes a lawmaker who has shown courage in defending civil liberties.
2009 - Rep. Charlie Brown
2008 - Sen. Karen Tallian
2006 - John C. Aquilrts
2005 - Rep. David Orentlicher
2004 - Speaker B. Patrick Bauer
2003 - Rep. Bill Crawford
2002 - Hon. Anita Bowser
2000 - Hon. Julia Carson
1999 - Hon. Robert Garton; Hon. Winfield Moses, Jr.
1998 - Rep. John Keeler
1997 - Rep. Greg Porter
This award recognizes exceptional lifetime contributions to enforcement of the laws that protect our civil liberties.
2004 - Richard Waples, Indianapolis
This award recognizes a person or organization that has significantly advanced civil liberties for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals.
2014 - Attorney Sean Lemieux and ACLU of Indiana Marriage Plaintiffs: The Betterman-Layne family; Monica Wehrle and Harriet Miller; Greg Hasty and CJ Vallero; the MacPherson Stolen family; Midori Fujii; the Moubray-Carrico family
2004 - Wayne C. Kreuscher, Indianapolis
The Zweig award, named after a beloved leader of the bar's support for ICLU, recognizes an attorney who has devoted exceptional time and effort to supporting the litigation efforts to protect the Bill of Rights.
The Beck award recognizes outstanding contributions to the defense of civil liberties made by persons or organizations outside the ICLU community.