Awards and Acknowledgments

Prominent Awards and Acknowledgements:

 

  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, MLK Human Dignitary Award, 2019   (Watch Video Below)
  • Rotary Club Peacemaker of the Year Award, 2019
  • 10 News Leadership Award 2019
  • Search for Common Ground International Award, Washington DC.  (Acknowledged alongside Desmond Tutu and Ted Koppel)
  • California Peace Prize by The California Wellness Foundation
  • National Crime Victims Special Community Service Award presented by President Bill Clinton & Attorney General Janet Reno
  • Toastmasters International Communication & Leadership Award
  • Peacemaker Award by San Diego Meditation Centre
  • Blue Knight Award – San Diego Crime Commission
  • Season for Nonviolence Peace Hero Award
  • The Temple Award for Creative Altruism
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Circle of Courage Award from Youth Reclaiming International (acknowledged alongside Muhammad Ali)

Following is a comprehensive list of the awards and accolades Azim has received in his philanthropic and professional career:

  • ABI Leadership Role in International Business, 1994-1995
  • Outstanding Achievement in International Finance, 1996-1997
  • San Diego Press Club Award, February 26, 1996
  • Peacemaker Award, San Diego Mediation Center, March 23, 1996
  • Letter of Support – Paul Pfingst, District Attorney, San Diego, August 29, 1996
  • Letter of Support – Susan Golding, Mayor, San Diego, August 30, 1996
  • Blue Knight Award, San Diego Crime Commission, September 20, 1996
  • Proclamation, San Diego City Council, March 4, 1997
  • Children’s Defense Fund National Conference Award, March 15, 1997
  • Letter of Support- Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund, March 18, 1997
  • Letter of Support- Walter Anderson, Editor, Parade Publications, April 25, 1997
  • Letter of Support- Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General, April 1997
  • Letter of Support- Vice President Al Letter of Gore, April 1997
  • National Crime Victims, Special Community Service Award, April 1997 (presented by Attorney General Janet Reno and President Bill Clinton)
  • Human Unity Award – National Conference, 1997
  • Distinguished Organization Award, San Diego County Bar Association, May 1, 1997
  • Letter of Support – First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, July 3, 1997
  • A Season for Non-Violence, 1998
  • React Magazine, Take Action Awards, February 1998
  • First Annual Halo Award, S.Y.T.E.S., March 28, 1998
  • Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance Award, September 26, 1998
  • Personal letter, President Bill Clinton, October 5, 1998
  • Season of Non-Violence Peace Hero Award, March 7, 1999
  • Temple Award for Creative Altruism, July 9, 1999
  • Hero of Forgiveness and Reconciliation Award – August 1, 1999
  • Independent Publisher Book Award for the Current Events Category – 1999
  • Letter of Support – Attorney General Janet Reno, March 14, 2000
  • 2000 Toastmasters International Communication & Leadership Award, May 20, 2000
  • Channel 10 Leadership Award, June 7, 2000
  • The Giraffe Project, June 2000
  • California Youth Authority’s Victim Service Award, September 13, 2000
  • 10 Leadership Award, KGTV/Channel 10, Overall Leader of the Year, January 17, 2001
  • Judicial Council of California, Juvenile Delinquency and the Courts Conference, Certificate of Appreciation, January 25, -27, 2001
  • Teen Spirit Award, January 31, 2001
  • Church of Today, TKF Recognition Day, February 4, 2001
  • Peace Award, Seaside Church of Religious Science, February 25, 2001
  • Agape Church, Hero Award. April 1, 2001
  • Agape International Center of Truth, Spirit of Community Award, May 5, 2001
  • Office of the Attorney Journal Florida, Recognized for Contribution to Crime Prevention, June 2, 2001
  • I AM Foundation Recognition Award, June 15, 2001
  • USA Ismaili Community, Exemplary Citizen Award, December 15, 2001
  • Chula Vista Principals & Associates Leadership Kickoff 2002-2003, Chula Vista, CA.  Community Diversity Award. August 13, 2002
  • Wall of Tolerance, Name placed on the Wall of Tolerance, September 2002
  • Search for Common Ground & European Centre for Common Ground, Common Ground Award for Building Peaceful Communities. (Recognized along with Desmond Tutu and Ted Koppel) Washington D.C.   December 12, 2002
  • Who’s Who in the World (20th Edition of subsequent editions) 2003- 2004
  • Etown E-chievement award October 2003
  • 2003 California Peace Prize from The California Wellness Foundation
  • LEAD San Diego 2005 San Diego Visionary Award April 12, 2005
  • National Youth Advocate Program Award August 27, 2005
  • Peace Project 2005 Award from The Amicus Project & Restorative Justice Mediation Program
  • Midtown Church Award- January 15, 2006
  • Response Ability Pathways Trainer Award 2006
  • Circle of Courage Award from Reclaiming Youth International, August 2006
  • American Muslim Voice Community Building Award, August 20, 2006
  • California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition for dedication to the prevention of youth violence, August 20, 2006
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Freedom Heroes, November 2006
  • National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, Participation July 25, 2007
  • 2008 National Child Safety Award, Child Safety Network, April 2008
  • Death Penalty Focus, Norman Felton / Denise Aubuchon Humanitarian Award, April 2008
  • Western Justice Center Peacebuilder of the Year, October 16, 2010
  • Science of Mind Magazine’s Spiritual Hero of the Year, 2011
  • My Hero Project’s International Film Festival Special Hero Award, December 3, 2011
  • Leadership & Legacy Award, October 2012
  • Rotary Club of Chula Vista, CA Honoree November 9, 2012
  • City of Los Angeles Resolution, December 4, 2012
  • Multicultural Leadership Program Keynote Speaker 2013
  • City of Long Beach Proclamation, February 12, 2013
  • Town of Normal, Illinois, Proclamation, April 5, 2013
  • Loyola Marymount University, Bellarmine Forum, Restoring Justice, Speaker 2013
  • Association of Student Conduct Administration Keynote Speaker 2014
  • Letter of Support from Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change, March 20, 2014
  • Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect Honoree October 2014
  • Local Hero Award from KPBS and Union Bank, March 2015
  • Hands of Peace Olive Branch Award March 2017
  • Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark, honoree Great Futures Community Breakfast, November 15, 2017
  • American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin Southern California Chapter Honoree for Social Activism March 10, 2018
  • Cal State San Marcos, Center for Leadership Innovation, Honoree, September 27, 2018
  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award January 18, 2019
  • Rotary International District 5300 30th Annual Peace Conference Peacemaker of the Year Honoree November 16, 2019
  • Rotary Club of Encinitas, CA Peacemaker Award 2019
  • Carlsbad Rotary Club Peacemaker Award February 27, 2020