Here is our honor roll of Elfen Works Award recipients, so far: 2017 Elfen Works Award Recipients …your nominee here? 2016 Elfen Works Award Recipients Phoebe Russell—for raising nearly $4,000 to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank, while still in preschool, herself. Kiran Sridhar—for creating the website Waste No Food to help channel food from the food industry to people in need, while still in high school. Prince William of Wales—for spending a winter night on the streets of a gritty London neighborhood to draw attention to the plight of the homeless. Three Young Students —for gathering together to create and put on a Noe Valley Girls Film Festival, launched in 2016. Comedian John Oliver —for creating his own collection agency, then buying up $15 million in medical debt owed by nearly 9,000 people (at a cost of $60,000) and then working with a nonprofit to forgive that debt. Elfen Works Award Recipients 2015 and Prior Shawny Anderson—for her exemplary service, from New Orleans to Haiti, and her remarkable teaching skills that are helping to create a new generation of socially active citizens. Ethan Barolette, Sophia Samant & Emily Sullivan—for providing 18,000 meals for San Franciscans in need, before they even started kindergarten. Linda Carlson—for helping women discover their inner strength through her leadership of the Women’s Recovery Association. Holly Carver, Crystal Brown, Cece Kaufman Himelstein, Erica Hunt, Michelle Parker & Linda Schaffer—for banding together and organizing opposition to continued cuts in the California state funding for education. Phil Coombes—for shining a spotlight on hunger in southern California and promoting food donations through his Put the Fork in Hunger campaign. December People—this collection of superstar musicians (Robert Berry, Gary Phil, Jack Foster, David Medd & Mike Vanderhule) bands together each year to perform in a series of holiday concerts that double as benefits for local food banks. Kathleen Haser—for a quarter century of inspired leadership of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps East. Susan MacKinnon MD—for pioneering nerve transplant surgery to restore limb movements, and for training a new generation to do likewise. Gregory Kloehn—for an artistic and environmental approach to housing the homeless: repurposing trash into tiny homes for those on the streets. Kermit Kubitz, Jonas Svallin and Dr. Sang-ick Chang—for bravely stepping in and saving a precious human life after the “bakery stabbing” incident in San Francisco. Phil Lebherz—for educating consumers about their rights to basic health care coverage though the Foundation for Health Coverage Education. John F. Mello—for producing a CD benefiting food banks, featuring musicians playing Mello guitars. Ursula Morgenstern—for creating and continuing Backpackpallooza, an annual backpack and school-supply giveaway for low-income students. Diane Nilan—for putting a face on thousands of homeless persons in America, and for advocating tirelessly on their behalf for more than 25 years. Jennifer Pahlka—for creating Code for America, using technology to connect city governments with their poorest residents.