Greater Mankato Area Annual Pathfinder Awards
Do you know a community member or organization whose contributions and actions exemplify the ideas of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? If so, please consider nominating them for one of the following Pathfinder Awards:
Business Pathfinder Award
First presented in 2003, this award recognizes area businesses that strive for equal treatment, human rights, and non-violence in the workplace.
Young Pathfinder Award
Added in 2002, this award recognizes the commitment and courage displayed by area young people, age 18 or younger, to achieve fair and equal treatment for all, healthy communities, and peaceful resolution to conflicts.
Created in 1986, the Pathfinder Award recognizes individuals or organizations that, in the spirit of Dr. King, are initiators or action takers in the struggle for equal treatment, human rights and non-violence. The award represents the ideal that all people should be treated fairly and equally without the fear of discrimination on any basis.
Nominations are reviewed annually and awarded at the GMDC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. Starting in 2023, the event is held in November to commemorate Dr. King's visit and public speeches in Mankato on November 12, 1961. (Prior to 2023, the event was held in January, in alignment with Dr King's birthdate.)
The following questions are asked of the Nominee
The Pathfinder Award Committee may contact the nominee, nominator, and others to obtain additional information as needed. All information included in the nomination or obtained at a later date, may be used for promotion of this award.