Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Stephen Avery

Stephen Avery

Title: Playwright, Writer

Location: Chula Vista, California, United States


  • Academy of American Poets (2020-present)
  • American Film Institute (2019-present)
  • American Indian Education Fund, Partnership with Native Americans, Scholarship Committee (2005-present)
  • American Jewish Committee (active member, 2003-2005)
  • Americans for the Arts Action Fund
  • AmeriCares (2004-present)
  • Authors League of America (Now Authors Guild)
  • Beil Hashoah Museum of Tolerance (active member, 2003-2006)
  • Drama League
  • Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
  • Flight 93 National Memorial (founding sponsor, 2006-present)
  • Friends of Sesame Workshop (2020-present, 2005-2008)
  • George W. Bush Presidential Center (charter member)
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • International Rescue Committee (2004-present)
  • Kennedy Center National Patron (2019-present)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial (founding sponsor, 2005-present)
  • National D-Day Museum (Now National World War II Museum)
  • National Museum for Women in the Arts
  • National Museum of American Jewish History (founding sponsor, 2009-present)
  • National Republican Congressional Committee (active member, 2004-present)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • President’s Dinner for George W. Bush (honorary co-chair, 2004-2005)
  • Republican Senatorial Election Platform Committee (delegate, 2012)
  • Save Ellis Island, Inc.
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center (active member, 2002-2006)
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (leadership council member, 2002-2015)
  • Statue of Liberty Museum, Ellis Island (founding sponsor, 2018-present)
  • The National Campaign for Tolerance (founding member, 2002-present)
  • The Write Stuff Society of the Dramatists Guild Foundation (inaugural member, 2019)
  • Theater Communications Group
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (active member, 2001-present)
  • United States Navy (1973-1977)
  • Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (founders circle member, 2002-present)
  • World Jewish Congress (president’s council member, 2005-present)
  • World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (Now National September 11th Museum) (charter member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2018-2019, 2001-2016)
  • Featured Member, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Wall of Honor (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Recipient, World Jewish Congress Medallion of Commitment (2013)
  • Recipient, Gateway Award, Save Ellis Island, Inc. (2012)
  • Recipient, Leadership Award, World Jewish Congress Foundation (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the West,” Marquis Who’s Who (2010-2016, 2000-2008)
  • Production Partner, “Viva la Causa,” Southern Poverty Law Center Documentary (2008)
  • Recipient, Nahum Goldmann Leadership Award, World Jewish Congress Foundation (2007)
  • Recipient, Republican Senatorial American Spirit Medal (2007)
  • Recipient, Congressional Order of Merit (2006-2007)
  • Inclusion, Republican Presidential Honor Roll by Order of the Executive Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee (2005)
  • Production Partner, “Ever Again,” Moriah Films Documentary (2005)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2016)
  • Author, “Burning Bridges” (1999)
  • Author, “Insidious” (1992)
  • Author, “Because” (1991)
  • Author, “Hungry: Three Plays” (1991)
  • Participant, rescue and first-stage relocation of Vietnamese refugees while serving aboard the USS Denver (1975)

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