Awards and Honors


2014

Army Women's Foundation
Senator Boxer was awarded the "Champion in Congress for Army Women" by the Army Women's Foundation for her significant contributions toward furthering the policies and issues that affect Army and military women of the United States of America.

Allegheny College
Senator Boxer was awarded the "Prize for Civility in Public Life" by Allegheny College on behalf of the women of the United States Senate.

Boy Scouts of America
Senator Boxer was awarded the "2014 Campership Certificate" by the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of her support for the organization.

2013

Security Industry Association
Senator Boxer was named SIA's Legislator of the Year for her tireless dedication to school safety.

National Asphalt Pavement Association
For bipartisan leadership in crafting the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act

Discovery Science Center
In appreciation of Senator Boxer's support for the Center, she was named a 2013 IMLS National Medal of Service Award Recipient.

Truck Safety Coalition
Senator Boxer received the Truck Safety Leadership Award in recognition of her hard work to improve truck safety and save lives.

National Association of Community Health Centers
Senator Boxer was given the 2013 Distinguished Community Health Advocate award in appreciation of her support for America's Health Centers, improving access to comprehensive, high quality, cost effective health care for more than 22 million Americans.

The Corps Network
2013 Congressional Champion Award: In appreciation of Senator Boxer's leadership on behalf of Service and Conservation Corps and the young men and women serving communities in California and nationwide.

The City of West Hollywood
In appreciation of Senator Boxer's service to our nation.

2012

Associated Professionals and Contractors of CA Inc.
For demonstrating the highest commitment to California's small, disadvantaged and disabled veteran businesses.

SpaceX

Senator Boxer was presented with patch 1900 of 2500 from the Falcon 9 / Dragon's successful visit to the International Space Station.

America's Great Outdoors Congressional Champion
In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the conservation of our Nation's wild places and spaces and her efforts to reconnect Americans to the great outdoors.

Treasure Island Job Corps
Senator Boxer was presented a certificate of recognition in appreciation of her steadfast support of the Job Corps program in California and across the nation.

Orange County Fire Authority
Senator Boxer was given a certificate of recognition in appreciation of her support of the Orange County Fire Authority and the FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant they received in January.

Feminist Majority
Senator Boxer was presented the 2012 Fearless Trailblazer Award in recognition of her leadership for reproductive rights and women's equality worldwide.

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.
Senator Boxer was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award for her consistent efforts to protect and promote health centers nationwide and ensure continued access to comprehensive health care for millions of Americans.

The YMCA
Senator Boxer was recognized as a 2012 YMCA Congressional Champion

The Corps Network
Senator Boxer was awarded the 2012 Congressional Champion Award for outstanding leadership on behalf of Service and Conservation Corps.

2011

The Humane Society
Senator Boxer was awarded the 2011 Legislative Leader Award.

Nurse Alliance
Senator Boxer was awarded the 2011 Nightingale Award for her tireless efforts to improve the nursing profession and ensure quality healthcare for all Americans.

Contra Costa Water District
In appreciation of Senator Boxer's support of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

Parents Anonymous
2011 Champion for the National Parent Helpline Award

East Bay Municipal Utility District
Resolution thanking Senator Boxer for her sponsorship of S. 3874, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

American Water Works Association, California-Nevada Section
In recognition of outstanding leadership in passage of S. 3874, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, on behalf of drinking water utilities and the millions of people they serve

National Parks Conservation Association
Senator Boxer was honored with a Friend of the National Parks Award for her pro-park voting record

National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Senator Boxer was awarded the 2011 ALL RISE Leadership Award in recognition of her support of Drug Courts

2010

American College of Nurse-Midwives
Public Service Award for the Year 2010

Entertainment Leadership Initiative / Grammy Foundation
ELI Service Award

The Sierra Club – San Francisco Bay Chapter
Phil Burton Badge of Courage Award

The Humane Society of the United States
Legislative Leader Award

American Burn Association
President’s Leadership Award

National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
NAPH Safety Net Award

Nanosys
Thanking her for her support

National Association of Community Health Centers
For her commitment during the First Session of the 111th Congress to strengthen access to quality health care for medically underserved Americans

Ducks Unlimited
Certificate of Appreciation presented to Barbara Boxer in recognition of her support of our 2010 annual appeal and her commitment to conserving North America’s natural wetlands habitat

Parent Voices
In recognition of her outstanding leadership for California’s children

Council of Fresno County Governments (Fresno County of Governments One Voice)
In grateful appreciation for her continuing support of the Fresno County Region

Sisters on the Planet
Climate Leaders Award for her commitment and leadership on responsible climate policy

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
In appreciation for her help to Los Angeles County’s 2010 job creation

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
2010 Safety Leadership Award

National Farmers Union
2010 Golden Triangle Award

Antioch Recycled Water Distribution System
Sustaining the Delta - Supporting Our Economy

City of Compton CBC Reception 2010
Avant-Garde Leadership Award

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
For outstanding contributions toward the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving

First Focus Campaign for Children
2010 Defender of Children Award

2009

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.
2009 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award

American Association of Birth Centers
2009 AABC Public Advocate Award

Information and Technology Industry Council
2008 Legislator of the Year Award

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
National Transportation Leadership Award for the 21st Century

Air Quality Management District
Legislator of the Year Award

Oxfam America
In recognition of her efforts to forge a responsible and effective climate policy

Global Action for Children
2009 Children's Champion Award

California Primary Care Association
Legislator of the Year Award

National Association of Community Health Centers
2009 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award

National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Recognized with the Aviation Safety Award for her work as a champion for aviation safety

The Humane Society of the United States
2008 Humane Champion

American Planning Association
Senator Boxer received the 2008 Legislator of the Year Award

Asbestos Disease Awareness
Organization Award for her work on asbestos

Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations
Senator Boxer was given the Public Service Award

Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership
Senator Boxer was awarded the 25th Annual Leadership Conference Award

City of Fairfield Theta Pi Iota Afterschool Sorority and Fraternity
Honorary Membership

Church World Service
Recognition for leadership on climate change to bring about a more sustainable world

Marin Women’s Commission
Vera Shultz Visionary Leadership Award

Earthjustice
Presented to Senator Barbara Boxer in honor of great leadership in protecting wildlife in the face of global warming

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
Awarded to The Honorable Senator Barbara Boxer in appreciation for her commitment and tireless efforts to ensure access and quality health care for every child and youth

10 Tanker Air Carrier
Presented to Senator Barbara Boxer for her leadership as Chairman of the EPW Committee

Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency
Acknowledges the significant contributions made by the Honorable Barbara Boxer in creating and preserving the San Francisco Bay Trail. Presented with thanks and gratitude on the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Bay Trail.

2008

National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
Senator Boxer received the Legislative Leadership Award for WRDA

Fresno Council of Governments
One Voice Award presented to Senator Boxer for her service

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara
Outstanding Leadership Award presented to Senator Boxer recognizing her vision, leadership, and commitment to affordable housing

Association of American Railroads
John H. Chafee Congressional Environmental Award 2008

National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
Transportation Leader’s Award

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Public Service Award

National Association of Community Healthy Centers
Senator Boxer received the 2008 Distinguished Community Health Superhero award for her efforts to ensure quality health care for America's medically underserved

Afterschool Alliance
Breakfast of Champions

City Year San Jose/ Silicon Valley
Lifetime Achievement

Rotary International Congressional Reception
2008 Polio Eradication Champion Award

New Directions
Pathway Award to Senator Boxer for her long record of support for veterans and her help with projects

East Bay
Certificate of Appreciation   

2007

Asian Business Association

Girls Inc. of Alameda County
Senator Boxer received the Bold Award

Assistance for All
An award presented to Senator Boxer recognizing her contributions to afterschool programs (lights on afterschool)

Native American Heritage Association
An award presented to Senator Boxer recognizing her contributions to Native American communities in California

Clean Water America

ACWA
Legislative Leadership Award for WRDA

SF Commission on the Status of Women
Senator Boxer was presented with the CEDAW Human Rights Award

Endangered Species Coalition
Champion Award for Public Service

Women of Reform Judaism
Dr. Jane Evans Pursuit of Justice Award in recognition of Senator Boxer’s outstanding leadership, uncompromising principles and humanity

Campaign for America’s Future and Institute for America’s Future
Future Progressive Champion Award

Passenger-Cargo Security Group

California League of Cities
California League of Cities Award

Santa Rosa Fire Department

Parents Anonymous
2007 National Champion for Families Award

Parent Institute of Quality Education

2006

San Francisco Democratic Party
Visionary Leadership Award

Division of Women’s Issues of the New York State Psychological Association
Margaret Floy Washburn Award for outstanding leadership, dedication to the highest principles of government service and the pursuit of idealistic values that exemplify the highest aspirations of women throughout history.

The Trustees of Mills College in the State of California
Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa

Alameda County Office of AIDS Administration
In recognition of Senator Boxer’s support- World AIDS Day 2006

Parishes Against Coastal Erosion
Senator Boxer was awarded the 2006 Gulf Guardian Award for her efforts to raise awareness on the importance of the Gulf Coast

Women’s Image Network
Woman of the Year

California Children’s Hospital
Champion for Children Award

No Drugs America Association
Community Action Hero Award

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

2005

Planned Parenthood Action Council
Impossible Dream Award in recognition of Senator Boxer’s unwavering dedication and extraordinary leadership in the fight for reproductive freedom

Council of Fresno County Governments
One Voice Recognition Award   

Environment California Public Interest Champion
For her successful efforts to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling

National Parks Conservation Association
Friend of the National Parks

The Housing Trust of Santa Clara County
Champion of Affordability award

The Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section
Immigrant Representative Excellence Award

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life in Southern California
Guardian in Washington Award

Project Inform
HIV Policy Leadership Award
With the profound gratitude of the board, staff and volunteers and many constituents of Project Inform

Chabot Observatory and Science Center
In recognition for Senator Boxer’s support at the federal level for new Science Center project

Seeds of Peace
Honorary Seed of Peace

National Foundation for Women Legislators
Leadership Award

The West Valley Democratic Club
Outstanding Service

Perris Valley African American History Month Committee
Certificate of Merit: Making a Difference

2004

Afterschool Alliance
Champion of Afterschool Programs

County of Fresno
Thanking her for support of the Federal Courthouse

American Water Works Association – California Nevada Section
For her outstanding leadership and commitment to the protections of safe drinking water

County of Humboldt
2004 Humboldt Housing Hero Award

Mobility 21
Julian C. Dixon Award

The National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA)
Friend of the National Parks award

Oncology Nursing Society
The Oncology Nursing Society honor award for improving the lives of people with cancer

P.A.T.H. Regional Homeless Center – Southern CA
Honoring Senator Boxer

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
For participation in 2004 Congressional Visits Day

NETWORK, National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
To certify that Senator Boxer has achieved the distinction of a 91% voting record with NETWORK

Jr. League of Fresno
Thanking her for help with the 29th Next to New Jr. League Event

Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa
The Trustees of Dominican University of California

City of Ridgecrest
Key to the City/ Certificate honoring the good works of Senator Barbara Boxer

Inland Agency Family of Programs
Inland Empire Economic Partnership

Desert Sierra Partnership Riverside

Marin Cancer Project
Mt. Tamalpais Humanitarian Award

City of Watsonville City Council
Global Leader Award

Marin Services for Women
For 28 years of fighting for women

Legal Aid of Marin
Cherished Volunteer Award

Planned Parenthood

Korean Bar Association of Southern California
In recognition and appreciation of Senator Boxer’s dedication and contributions of the Korean American Community and the People of the State of California

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
Thanking Senator Boxer for her continued support

California Head Start Association
Thanking Senator Barbara Boxer for her important leadership and tireless advocacy on behalf of Head Start Programs in California

2003

The Brady Center
For her commitment to the prevention of gun violence in America

Afghan Women Association International (AWAI) and the Women's 2003 Intercultural Network (WIN)
Circle of Courage Award for work on behalf of Afghan women

Black Business Association & Speakers Etcetera
In recognition of her valuable contributions

California Tuberculosis Controllers Association
CTCA Leadership Award in appreciation for her dedicated leadership and service to tuberculosis control in California

CAL PIRG
Honors Public Interest Champion Senator Barbara Boxer on the occasion of our 30th Anniversary

Family Violence Law Center
National End Family Violence Achievement Award

Head Start Child Development Council, Inc. of Stockton
Certificate of Appreciation

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Leadership Award
For repeatedly demonstrating a commitment to excellent leadership on behalf of the Inland Empire

Orange County Council of Governments
In appreciation for her commitment and support on the congestion reduction program

Microsoft TechNet Recognizes Top Tech Legislators
2003 Founders Circle Award Winners

Planned Parenthood of Golden Gate
Champion of Choice Award for 2003

The Population Institute
Legislator of the Month Award in recognition of exceptional leadership in the campaign to provide international family planning assistance to all countries in need and to stabilize global population through voluntary means

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club
20th Anniversary Leadership Award

Secretary of State Kevin Shelly
The Great Seal of the Great State of California

Women’s Campaign Fund
2003 Star Award, for outstanding leadership and service

The Afghan Women's Association and the California Women's Agenda
Joint award for work on behalf of Afghan women

The Bay Area Union Labor Party
2003 Public Service Award

California Head Start Association
Children's Champion Award for 2003

California Wilderness Coalition (CWC)
Phillip Burton Wilderness Award

Desert Sierra Partnership Certificate of Appreciation
In recognition for her support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fresno City Council
City of Fresno Resolution for leadership on the new federal courthouse and bringing government agencies back to downtown

Human Rights Campaign
100% Perfection in the Pursuit of Equality

League of Conservation Voters

Merritt College in Oakland
Certificate of Appreciation award for the Cesar Chavez Commemorative Stamp Dedication on Cinco de Mayo 2003

Placer County Board of Supervisors
Resolution thanking Senator Boxer for her support of the Squaw Valley Park project

Planned Parenthood of Shasta-Diablo
2003 Margaret Sanger Award

Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)
National Public Champion Award

San Francisco City and County Board of Supervisors
(2) Certificates of Honor

State of California Senator, Liz Figueroa
In appreciation of her work in California, Senate Resolution

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
2003 Courage Award for her tireless work on behalf of women's reproductive rights

2002

The American Humane Association
The Humane Legislator Award    

College of Marin
In recognition of her dedication to the Marin community and the College of Marin

The Council of Chief State School Officers
For representing students, parents, and educators

Global AIDS Alliance
In recognition of outstanding contributions to fight AIDS

Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Thanking her for her commitment on behalf of Inland Empire

Physicians for Social Responsibility
Thanking her for her support

San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority
The Groundwater Advocate Award    

Yosemite National Park
For her commitment to the preservation and enjoyment of Yosemite National Park      

2001

California State Conference of the NAACP
2001 President's Award    

CARAL
Legislator of the Year Award

California State Assembly
In recognition of outstanding service as an elected official

Chinese American Association of Solano County
In recognition of valued support of Chinese New Year Celebration

Marin County Board of Supervisors
Commending Senator Boxer for her work against Sudden Oak Death Syndrome

National Parks Conservation Association
Friend of the National Parks Award    

The Sacramento Foster Grandparent Program
Thanking her for her support

Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club
Michael Longergan Memorial Award

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties

State Assemblymember Sarah Reyes
Women's History Month Outstanding Service        

2000

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Women's Chapter
Spirit of Achievement Award

American Humane Association
Recognition of her efforts in the 106th Congress to protect children and animals

Amnesty International
Enduring Spirit Award

California Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO
In appreciation for being a champion for working families

California Democratic Veterans Caucus
Honorary Membership Award 2000    

Central California Air Quality Coalition
In recognition of her ongoing support for clean air in Central California

Clear Lake Basin 2000 Partnership Dividend
In acknowledgment of her support for the Clear Lake Basin 2000 project on the occasion of the seven billionth gallon of effluent and water having been recycled since the project's startup in 1997    

Economic Alliance for Business
For her support of the economic vitality of the East Bay

Friends of the River
The Peter H. Behr Award    

Family Violence Prevention Fund
Policy Leadership Award

Human Rights International
In appreciation for her intervention in the human rights abuses of Indonesia and her decisive actions to halt worldwide injustice    

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
In appreciation for help in obtaining a new home after the Loma Prieta earthquake

Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Certificate of Honor for having achieved the distinction of a 100% Voting Record    

Lymphoma Research Foundation of America
Paul E. Tsongas Award in recognition of outstanding legislative leadership and commitment in support of health care issues

Los Angeles County Drainage Alliance
In appreciation of her service, ensuring adequate flood protection and affordable flood insurance for over 500,000 residents and countless businesses in Southeast Los Angeles County

United States Bureau of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Award

United Way of San Diego County
For helping to build strong, healthy, and safe communities    

Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County
Ambassador of Peace 2000

Women's Resource Center, University of California Riverside
Certificate of Appreciation for her support toward Women's Conference 2000     

1999

Alameda County Economic Development Advisory Board
Certificate of appreciation in recognition of her support of the East Bay region    

Brooklyn College
Alumnae of the Year Award

City of San Bernardino
Key to the City    

City of San Bernardino Society of Gynecological Oncologists
Congressional Leadership Award

The Eastside Cybrary Connection (Riverside Public Library)
Honorary certificate of achievement    

Hadassah
Every Action Counts Congressional Award

Highwood Girlsite
Vision Award    

Israel Cancer Research Fund
With appreciation

Lotus Festival
Dragon Boat Race Elected Official Division    

The Member Organizations of Friends of South Bay Wildlife
Thanking her for her support in establishing the South Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge

NAACP-Albuquerque Branch
Distinguished Leadership Award    

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Public Servant Award

Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Regional Elected Official of the Year Award    

The Society of Gynecologist Oncologists
Congressional Leadership Award

State of California, OES
In recognition of her assistance during the 1998-99 Freeze    

State Senator Jim Costa
Dorothy Donahoe Women of the Year Award

Suisun City Police Department
In appreciation of her support of Community Policing in Suisun City    

United Way of San Diego
Certificate of Appreciation for Helping to Build Strong, Healthy and Safe Communities

Women.com, sfwow, third age and ZDNet
The Top 25 Women on the Web               

1998

Chabot Observatory and Science Center
For her support at the federal level for the new Science Center    

The City of Desert Hot Springs
In appreciation of her assistance with DOJ funding for its police department

The Hellenic-American Council of Southern California
Demetric Bouhoutsos Award    

Jewish Family Service of Palm Springs and Desert Area
Appreciation of her support

Merced-Mariposa Central Labor Council
For Support of Union Yes Campaign    

National Association of Women Lawyers
1998 President's Award for the Advancement of Women

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Appreciation of leadership, commitment and guidance rendered to State Route 905  

Sacramento Urban League
For her community involvement

The Trust of Public Land and the San Joaquin River Parkway & 1998 Conservation Trust
For her contribution to the protection of the Jensen River Ranch    

Tulare County Democratic Central Committee
Democratic Award

1997

Embattled Fathers Group in Solano County
Just for Listening    

Golden Years Senior Apartments Inc. and Tarzana Lodge #2886 1997 B'nai B'rith
Certificate of Achievement

Manuel E. Dominguez High School    

Planned Parenthood of El Monte
For outstanding constituent representation in defense of reproductive choice

The City of Pomona

San Francisco Zoo
In appreciation of her work on the successful campaign to re-build the San Francisco Zoo

Sierra Club
Edgar Wayburn Award    

Stonewall Democratic Club
1997 Elected Official of the Year

UC Riverside Extension and Soroptimist International of Riverside
Recognition and appreciation for contribution to mentoring women in the workplace    

Women against Gun Violence
For her faithful assistance

The Consumer Federation of America
Recognized as a Lifetime Consumer Hero for her pro-consumer record

1996

Armenian Assembly of Americans    

California Department of Transportation

Inyo County Board of Supervisors
Friend to Inyo County    

Jewish Health Care Foundation, Bikur Cholim of California

City of Santa Clarita    

City of South Lake Tahoe
In appreciation of her assistance

City of Thousand Oaks     

Center for Marine Conservation
“Ocean Hero” award for her efforts to strengthen the Endangered Species Act

Rockefeller University
Senator Boxer received the Sigma Xi Environment Achievement Award

Southern California Public Health Association
Legislator of the Year Award

1995

Baldwin Park    

City of San Diego

Councilwoman Dezie Wood-Jones
Salutes Barbara Boxer for women making a difference

San Gabriel Basin Water Quality District

United Nations Environment Programme and ECO EXPO
For extraordinary contributions to the environment    

Women in Business   

1994

California Council for Quality and Service    

City of Stockton
Key to the City

Sierra Sands Unified School District    

Vietnamese Community of Southern California
Human Rights for Vietnam Award

USMC - San Diego Recruiting Depot     

American Electronics Association
“Stop FASB” award for her stance to defeat legislation that threatens high-tech companies

1993

Base Closure Defense Committee (BCDC) Alameda Naval Complex
In appreciation of her help in fighting for the Alameda Naval Air Station and the Naval Aviation Depot    

Korea Institute of Human Rights
Outstanding Service

Michael J. Yamaguchi-U.S. Attorney
In appreciation     

1992

Chinese American Organizations
For her support in the issuance of the first Chinese American commemorative stamp    

Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge and State Ecological Reserve
With appreciation

Mission Cultural Center 15th Anniversary
In solidarity