Legacy events & awards

In 2015, the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C., held a special exhibit titled Emancipation Proclamation: Voices to Freedom.

The highlight of this four-week exhibit was the presentation of an original 1864 edition of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the Lincoln Foundation Collection of the Indiana State Museum.

Emancipation Proclamation exhibit

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and … cannot long retain it. Abraham Lincoln As part of Lincoln's Legacy initiative, the Lincoln Financial Foundation arranged for this rare document and other Lincoln artifacts, including an inkwell and images from the Lincoln family album, to be loaned to the Greensboro Historical Museum for the exhibit.

Congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, our third Lincoln’s Legacy Award winner! To learn more about their activities in their community, please visit their website .

We would also like to thank all of our finalists! We appreciate you taking the time to apply for our award. You’re all dedicated to worthwhile causes.

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Greensboro Historical Museum

The Greensboro Historical Museum held a special preview event for the exhibit Emancipation Proclamation: Voices to Freedom.

About Lincoln’s Legacy Award

Through Lincoln's Legacy Award, Lincoln Financial Group recognizes and invests in nonprofit organizations whose principles and programs advance Abraham Lincoln's legacy of freedom and opportunity through education. A $50,000 award was presented each year of Lincoln's Legacy initiative. This is one way we support organizations that expand opportunities for children and their families to live greater lives, as well as inspire the hopes and dreams of today’s children and future generations to come.

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2015 winner

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Listen to our president and CEO Dennis Glass congratulate the winner.

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Past winners

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Legacy award winner 2014:
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Legacy award winner 2013:
Brigade Boys and Girls Club