Members of the Horace Mann School community will cheer on HM alum Marsha Hunt '34 as she receives the prestigious Mensch Award in a ceremony via Zoom on January 19, 2021 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. in Los Angeles, where the award will be presented.) The 103-year-old actor and social activist will be recognized for her seven decades of humanitarian service.
The award is presented by the Mensch International Foundation, which focuses on developing values within society that respect minority rights and freedom of speech and worship, and promotes an educational curriculum aimed at stamping out stereotyping and racist and anti-Semitic thinking. Previous awardees include President George H. W. Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, and Zubin Mehta. "The world 'mensch' is synonymous with Marsha Hunt," says Mensch International Foundation founder Steven Geiger. A mensch is a person who can be counted on to act with integrity and honor.