Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Les Franklin

Title: Founder, Chairman of the Board

Company: The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States




  • AmeriCorps
  • Denver Civil Service Commission
  • March of Dimes
  • National Civilian Community Corps
  • The Community Corps
  • The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth
  • United States Air Force


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2024)
  • Recipient,  Shine as a Sun Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Management, El Pomar Foundation (2003)
  • Recipient, Hometown Hero Award, The John Elway Foundation (1999)
  • Recipient, Advocate of the Year Award, Colorado School Counselor Association (1996)
  • Recipient, Denver7 Everyday Hero Award

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