Troublemaker of the Best Kind Award

The Troublemaker of the Best Kind Award was established in 2011 to recognize dynamic individuals in the St. Louis community whose leadership and life’s work addresses critical social issues and generates positive community change. The award is named in honor of Cultural Leadership’s founder and its first recipient, Karen S. Kalish. In 2004, Karen founded Cultural Leadership to train area youth to be the next generation of civil rights leaders, and as she fondly calls them, "troublemakers of the best kind."

 

2018 Awardees

Dr. Alison Nash, MD
Dr. Katie Plax, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

Amy Hunter and Gail Wechsler

 

2015

Rev. Traci Blackmon and Rabbi Susan Talve

 

2014

Robert Cohn and Dr. Donald Suggs

 

2013

Maxine Clark and Sharon Harvey Davis

 

2012

Judges Jimmie Edwards and Richard Teitelman

 

2011

Karen S. Kalish