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Charles King, ‘83 M.Div. ‘89 J.D.
The Coffin award is given in honor of the life and ministry of William Sloane Coffin, former Chaplain to the University and one of the 20th century’s most significant religious leaders. The recipient of the Coffin award will be someone who shares Coffin’s passionate and prophetic witness, a courageous devotion to the dignity and worth of all persons, and who has made a notable contribution to the work of peace and reconciliation.
Charles King is an important figure in the nonprofit and social justice world who has been on the forefront of efforts to address HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and healthcare. He is a founding member of Act Up, (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), and a cofounder of Housing Works, a New York City-based nonprofit dedicated to serving the city’s homeless men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.