The Julia Vadala Taft Award recognizes a leader who has generated greater awareness in the U.S. of global poverty, and promoted ways to impact the lives of children around the world. It celebrates the leadership of an individual within the U.S. international non-profit community whose career and vision have transcended their own organization by raising the influence and profile of the U.S. NGO sector as a whole.

Candidates are nominated by their peers and this is InterAction’s premier lifetime achievement award.