Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Sybil Haydel Morial

Sybil Haydel MorialTitle: Vice President of External Affairs (Retired)

Company: Xavier University

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


  • Advocates for Science and Mathematics Education, Inc. (board of trustees, 2005-2018)
  • Affiliated Louisiana Women’s Forum
  • Amistad Research Center (1970-present) (board member, 1981-present)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana, Inc.
  • Boston University
  • I’ve Known Rivers Afro-American Pavilion Louisiana World Exposition (president, chair 1982-1985)
  • International Women’s Forum
  • International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation
  • Liberty Bank and Trust (secretary of the board, 1980-present)
  • Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp (chairman)
  • PICO National Network
  • Southern Institute for Education and Research
  • The Links, Inc.
  • The National Arts Committee and Humanities Youth Program
  • The Public Law Center
  • Xavier University


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021, 2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Recipient, 42nd Ben Smith Award, American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (2019)
  • Recipient, Louisiana Legend Award, Louisiana Public Television (2018)
  • Recipient, New Orleans Legend Award, Mayor Mitchell Landrieu (2017)
  • Recipient, A Legend in Her Own Time Award, William Faulkner Society (2016)
  • Author, “Witness to Change: from Jim Crow to Political Empowerment,” Blair Publishing (2015)
  • Recipient, Women of Power Award, National Urban League (2012)
  • Recipient, Breath of Life Award, American Lung Association (1999)
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award, Xavier, Tulane, and Loyola Universities’ Black History Month Activities (1995)
  • Recipient, Hannah G. Solomon Award, National Council of Jewish Women (1993)
  • Recipient, Candance Community Service Award, National Coalition of Black Women, New York, NY (1992)
  • Recipient, Role Model Award, Young Leadership Council (1992)
  • Recipient, Ray of Hope Award, Hope House (1992)
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Award, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, CO (1991)
  • Executive Producer, “A House Divided” (1987)
  • Recipient, Citizen of the Year Award, Spectator News Journal (1984)
  • Recipient, A. Philip Randolph Community Service Award (1981)
  • Recipient, Weiss Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews (1979)
  • Recipient, Torch of Liberty Award, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith (1978)
  • Recipient, Woman of the Year Award, The Links, Inc. (1977)
  • Recipient, Whitney M. Young Brotherhood Award (1974)
  • Recipient, The ALIOT Award, Faulkner Society

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