The Sampson Center Catalyst for Change Award was created to acknowledge individuals who have been catalysts for change regarding diversity, equality, human and civil rights in Maine, particularly (but not exclusively) as it relates to the Sampson Collection populations (African American; Jewish; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender).

This award commemorates the life, work, and values of Jean Byers Sampson.


Browse the Catalyst Change Awards Collections:

Catalyst Award Dinner honoring Allen J. Sockabasin 2010

Catalyst Award Dinner honoring Howard M. Solomon 2011

Catalyst Award Dinner honoring Rita Kissen 2012

Catalyst Award Honoring Jean Byers Sampson: 'Remember Me?' The Life and Legacy of Jean Byers Sampson

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)