Daniel Gillman Goodfellow Award

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) and the Gillman family of Long Island are pleased to announce the Daniel Gillman Goodfellow Award.

An award of $1,000 will be presented to a college or university student who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others. The award memorializes and honors Daniel Gillman, a kind and generous young man who dedicated himself to aiding young people and adults. His altruism was a reflection of the selflessness of the Belgian Rescuers who saved the life of his grandmother during the Holocaust.

The $1,000 award will be based upon a student’s preventative action or intervention against an event of intolerance or an action conducted in the service of helping others in need. The winner will be chosen on the merits of the quality and success of aid rendered.

A NOMINEE must be:

  • committed to helping others by demonstrating that s/he was not a bystander when confronted with intolerance, prejudice or other form of social injustice
  • committed to implementing HMTC’s mission of advocating respect for every human being

Eligibility: The nominee must be a current, matriculated student at a college or university located on Long Island.

To submit an application:

  • Complete the Cover Sheet found on our website,
  • The NOMINEE must submit a one-page summary explaining why the student should be the recipient of the “Daniel Gilman Goodfellow Award.” This summary should include:
    • details on how the student took action in the service of an individual or group
    • how the student promoted compassion, respect, and diversity
    • how the student served as a role model for others
  • The NOMINATOR must submit a one-page letter of recommendation on official letterhead. The Nominator should be someone in a leadership position who has direct knowledge of the student’s act of service. The Nominator may be a supervisor, a member of the clergy, a professor, or a volunteer organizer.

Representatives of HMTC and Gillman family will present the award at our annual Tolerance Benefit.

Please send the completed application to Deborah Lom at

Deadline for Application Packet: April 7, 2017


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