Sullivan Connections

The Sullivan Foundation offers programming, events and resources to help university faculty/staff and students lead changemaking efforts on their campuses and in their communities. Check back regularly to learn about our latest initiatives to help our partner schools make a lasting social impact.

this photo shows Sydney Stepney accepting the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during a ceremony at Queens University of Charlotte.

Trio of Servant Leaders Receive Sullivan Awards at Queens University of Charlotte

Sydney Stepney received the student award, while Judy and Paul Leonard were honored for their lifetime of service, including their work with Habitat for Humanity.

How Sullivan Award Recipient Issy Rushton Guided Her Campus Through the Pandemic

Rushton, a senior at the University of South Carolina, helped create and lead a citywide social responsibility campaign that encouraged locals and students to wear a COVID-19 mask.

Adarsh Shidhaye Receives Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at University of South Carolina

Shidhaye, a native of Elgin, South Carolina, said he "aimed to make an impact" with his volunteer work from the day he arrived on the UofSC campus.

Past Sullivan Award Recipient Named to List of "People to Watch" in NYC's Theatre Community

Danielle Biggs, an Elon alumnus, wants to create a “limitless world” for young Black children pursuing the arts and education.

The Wonderful, Wonderful Life of Anne Matthews

A 2020 Sullivan Award winner and Coker University alumnus, Matthews’ work with Rotary International has taken her around the world on a mission to eradicate hunger and polio.

The Church and the Classroom Are Holy Places for Dr. Ray Penn

"If you throw your life into helping others, happiness will perch on your shoulder. Happiness is a byproduct of servanthood," says the 2001 Sullivan Award recipient from Lincoln Memorial University.