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Yank truly believes that nobody should be hungry and his determined efforts to provide food and comfort to people in need have resulted in both local and global recognition. From heartfelt letters of thanks written by children whose lives he has touched to multiple nominations to receive the Nobel Peace Prize submitted by global leaders, Yank has been humbled by the numerous honors bestowed upon him. Yank’s career in the music industry generated many gold and platinum albums but the awards that he has received over the past 20 years for his humanitarian and philanthropic work are far more personal. These awards represent lives being touched and sometimes even saved.  

2016

  • Celebrity Fight Night Muhammad Ali Award
  • Celebrity Fight Night Muhammad Ali Award
2015

  • NVBHOF Humanitarian Award – Las Vegas
  • ChildHelp Global Humanitarian Award

2014

  • Top Rated Non-Profit – 2014
    For the third year in a row, the foundation that Yank created has been recognized as one of the best.
  • Beijing Red Cross Award
    Awarded to Yank Barry – March 21, 2014
  • Medal of Accomplishment from the State Agency of Refugees, Bulgaria – 2014
    Yank Barry is honored with the prestigious Medal of Accomplishment from the State Agency of Refugees, at the Council of Ministers in Bulgaria, for his tireless efforts to save the lives of the innocent. Yank is only the third person to receive this honor.
  • Proclamation of Yank Barry Day January 29, 2014 – City of Las Vegas
    The City of Las Vegas honors Yank Barry.

2013

  • Official Vatican City invite to honor Yank Barry
    Official invite to receive the Pontifical Hero Award in Rome
  • Top Rated Non-Profit of 2013
    For the 2nd year in a row, Global Village Champions Foundation has been awarded the Top Non-Profit Award.
  • 2013 Global Leadership Award
    Yank Barry – 2013 Global Leadership Award – Kuala Lumpur
  • Humanitarian Uplift Award
    Awarded to Yank Barry by Sheila Jackson Lee, Member of Congress – December 6, 2013
  • The Flag of the United States of America
    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee presented Yank Barry with The Flag of the United States of America, flown over the US Capitol in honor of Yank Barry on November 18, 2013.
  • WBC Award presented to Yank Barry -2013
    Yank Barry was presented with the WBC award in the UK for his humanitarian efforts.
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    In honor of Yank Barrys’ outstanding leadership, commitment and support in the battle against cancer
  • Life for a Kid Award – 2013
    Life for a Kid award presented to Yank Barry in the UK.
  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance Award
    Yorkshire Air Ambulance Award presented to Yank Barry on UK tour, 2013
  • Sports Media Promotions Award
    Sports Media Promotions Award presented to Mr. Yank Barry in the UK
  • World Boxing Association Medal presented to Yank Barry
    Yank Barry was presented the World Boxing Association Medal by boxer, Scott Cardle in the UK.
  • International Ambassador of The Boxing Hall of Fame – Great Britain
    Yank Barry was presented with the International Ambassador of The Boxing Hall of Fame – Great Britain Award in September, 2013.

2012

  • Top Rated Non-Profit of 2012
    Less than 1% of eligible non-profits have earned this distinction.
  • “Art of Kindness” International Award presented to Yank Barry
    International Award “Art of Kindness” presented by Psychological Center of Research – 2012

2011

  • Global Leadership Awards 2011 Philanthropist of the Year
    Presented to Yank Barry by The Leaders Magazine & The American Leadership Development Association – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 2011
  • Global Leadership Awards 2011 Philanthropist of the Year – Trophy
    Presented to Yank Barry by The Leaders Magazine & The American Leadership Development Association – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 2011
  • Philanthropist of the Year 2011 – Yank Barry – Article
    Article featuring Yank Barry published in The Leaders International
  • The Leaders International Special Tribute
    Global Leadership Awards 2011
  • Yank Barry receives Honorary Rank of 2 Star General
    Bestowed upon Mr. Barry by Gen. Dulkit Rukpao, Commanding General of Thailand Armed Forces Development Command, August 2011
  • Yank Barry receives Honorary Rank – Commander of the Special Forces
    Bestowed upon Mr. Barry by Gen. Dulkit Rukpao, Commanding General of Thailand Armed Forces Development Command, August 2011

2010

  • Gusi Peace Prize 2010 – Social Services, Philanthropy & International Humanitarianism
    Presented to Yank Barry by Ambassador Barry Gusi, Manila, Philippines November 2010

2008

  • India Humanitarian Award – 2008
    Humanitarian Award, Empower-India-Movement, presented by Professor P.I. Peter, Chairman, Health India & Noni Family.

2005

  • Bahamian Red Cross Humanitarian Award
    Yank received the Humanitarian Award from the Bahamian Red Cross, Mrs. Bernadette Christie and Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas – 2005

2002

  • American Diabetes Association
    Thank You for Your Leadership, Vision and Financial Contributions – 2002

2000

  • The PINNACLE Award from Millionaire Magazine – 2000
    Philanthropist – Entrepreneur Award presented by Millionaire Magazine to Yank Barry
  • Juárez Hands of Love and Hope
    Presented by Sister Suzie Valadez, In Appreciation – 2000
  • Juárez Humanitarian Award – 2000
    Presented by the Governor of Juárez, Mexico
  • Honorary Chief of Police
    Yank was made honorary Chief of Police by the Police Commissioner of Juárez, Mexico – 2000
  • Founders Award
    Founders Award presented by Dr. Ben Joseph

1999

  • Liberian Humanitarian Award – 1999
    Presented by the government of Liberia Ambassador to the United Nations, Rachel Diggs
  • Liberian Humanitarian – 1999
    Awarded by His Excellency Charles Taylor, President of the Republic of Liberia
  • Honorary Georgia Citizen
    Honorary Georgia Citizen presented to Yank Barry by Secretary of State, Cathy Cox – 1999
  • Phoenix Award – 1999
    Phoenix Award presented by the Major of Atlanta Mr. Wm. Campbell

1998

  • Kaliningrad Peace Award – Universal Aide Society – 1998
    UAS Kaliningrad Peace Award, Presented to Yank Barry & Muhammad Ali by Yuri Gremyachev
  • Yank Barry – True Leader Award
    “A True Leader” Presented to Yank Barry by the Global Village Champions in November 1998

1997

  • Humanitarian Peace Award – Côte d’Ivoire
    Yank Barry & Muhammad Ali receive the Côte d’Ivoire flags of Honor, for humanitarian efforts by His Excellency Henry Konan Bédié, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire – 1997
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