To honor Professor Murray Weidenbaum’s life-long accomplishments and achievements, the Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence is presented to up to three individuals each year – a student or Washington University alumnus, a Washington University faculty member, and a civic-minded individual – that exhibit the character, dedication, and caliber of work associated throughout the years with Professor Weidenbaum. The award is presented each year at a special ceremony as part of the Center’s annual dinner. Richard Mahoney provided the vision and funding to make the award a reality.
The award is given in the form of a medal which features a replica of the bas-relief sculpture image (on one side), done by internationally recognized artist and Washington University alumnus Don Wiegand and commissioned by Center Senior Distinguished Executive in Residence Richard Mahoney, and the Washington University insignia on the other (see above). The award is presented in conjunction with a cash prize.
The Center is honored to be a part of this tradition which enables future generations to continue Professor Weidenbaum’s exemplary model of work and service.