The Congressional Medal of Honor Society has selected Child United founder Christine Umayam as a finalist for the 2011 Citizen Service Before Self Award. Umayam is the only Washingtonian and Filipino American among 20 finalists chosen by the society, which honors Americans who gone above and beyond in philanthropy.
Umayam was nominated for demonstrating a willingness to sacrifice for others by changing the lives of the world’s poorest children by offering education opportunities and breaking the poverty cycle.
A ceremony will held on March 25, and three of the 20 finalists will be selected to receive the award. ♦