Millard Fuller – Awards

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Throughout their years working to eliminate poverty housing, Millard and Linda Fuller have been the recipients of many awards. In addition, both have authored books and experienced other types of public recognition. Below, find a timeline of Millard’s achievements. Click here for more about Linda Fuller.

You can also find a timeline of the Fullers’ work on the History pages.


Named in Top 30 Innovators, BUILDER Magazine

President’s Award for Distinguished Service, Atlanta Christian College

Shining World Leadership Award (co-recipient, Linda Fuller), The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association;

Role Model Leader’s Award, North Carolina State University

World Changer Award, Hope Filled Hands;

Servant’s Heart Award, People Helping People Network;

Named Honorary Secretary of State of Indiana, Todd Rokita, Ind. Secretary of State;

State of Ind. Resolution in recognition of Servant’s Heart Award, State Senator Brent Waltz

The Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway dedicated in Washington, D.C., honoring Millard and Linda Fuller with a medallion along with 19 other founders of U.S. organizations and movements.

The 2004 Builder Award, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise;

The World Methodist Peace Award by World Methodist Council 2003 The NonProfit Times Executive of the Year;

T.B. Maston Christian Ethics Award 2002 The Neibuhr Medal, Elmhurst College;

21st Century Leadership Award (co-recipient, Linda Fuller), Georgia Southwestern State University;

Georgian of the Year Award, Ga. Association of Broadcasters;

Overcoming Obstacles Achievement Award; Points of Light Commemorative Medallion (co-recipient, Linda Fuller);

Auburn University Lifetime Achievement Award


Magnolia Award for Excellence in Housing, Ga. Department of Community Affairs;

World Spirit Service Award, The World Holy Spirit Movement of Seoul, Korea;

Brooks Hayes Memorial Christian Citizenship Award, 2nd Baptist Church of Little Rock;

1st Annual Housing Champion Award, Ga. Department of Community Affairs;

Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence, Chapman University;

Lenore and George W. Romney Citizen Volunteer Award, Points of Light Foundation;

President’s Cabinet Distinguished Achievement Award;

University of Alabama Mark O. Hatfield Leadership Award (co-recipient, Linda Fuller), Council for Christian Colleges & Universities 100 Most Influential Georgians of the Year and Millennium, Georgia Trend magazine

International Quality of Life Award, College of Human Sciences, Auburn University;

Frank Annunzio Award;

Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award (co-recipient, Linda Fuller);

National Conference for Community and Justice;

The Broadway Medal, Broadway United Church of Christ (New York, N.Y.) (co-recipient, Linda Fuller)

100 Most Influential People in Home Building in the United States, Builder Magazine;

Jefferson Award, American Institute for Public Service;

20 Georgians Who Most Influenced the 20th Century, Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution newspapers;

Order of Lions, International Association of Lions Clubs

Master Builder Award, Carpenters Company of Philadelphia, Pa.

Norman Vincent Peale Award;

John W. Gardner Leadership Award

Presidential Medal of Freedom, U.S. President William J. Clinton; National Housing Hall of Fame, National Association of Home Builders;

Faithful Servant Award, National Association of Evangelicals;

Ballington and Maud Booth Founders Award, Volunteers of America

Builder of the Year, Professional Builder magazine

Harry S. Truman Public Service Award (co-recipient, Linda Fuller), City of Independence, Mo.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Humanitarian Award, Ga. State Holiday Commission.
Watch video of Millard Fuller receiving MLK award and speech

Amicus Certus Award, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Joseph C. Wilson Award, Rochester Association for the United Nations;

Temple Award for Creative Altruism, Institute of Noetic Sciences

Caring Institute Common Cause Public Service Achievement Award;

International Humanity Service Award, American Overseas Association (American Red Cross)

Millard and Linda are commended as Giraffe Heroes for “sticking their necks out,” The Giraffe Heroes Project;

Distinguished Christian Service in Social Welfare Award, North American Association of Christians in Social Work

Martin Luther King, Jr., Humanitarian Award, Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Non-Violent Social Action

Clarence Jordan Exemplary Christian Service Award, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

2004 Pfeiffer University, N.C.; Florida Southern College, Fla.; Coe College, Iowa; Virginia Wesleyan College, Va.; Maryville College, Tenn.; University of Alabama, Ala.
2003 University of Portland, Ore.; Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Ind.
2002 Wofford College, S.C.; San Francisco State University, Calif.; Colorado Christian University, Colo.; Defiance College, Ohio; Shorter College, Ga.
2001 Birmingham-Southern College, Ala.; Roberts Wesleyan College, N.Y.; College of St. Rose, N.Y.
2000 Hoseo University, Korea; Rhode Island College, R.I.; Morehouse College, Ga.; Willamette University, Ore.
1999 University of Alberta, Canada; Santa Clara University, Calif.; Sterling College, Kan.; Keene State College, N.H.; State University of West Georgia, Ga.
1998 St. Norbert College, Wis.; Northeastern University, Mass.; Dartmouth College, N.H.; Middlebury College, Vt.; California Lutheran University, Calif.; Alderson-Broaddus College, W.Va.; Huntingdon College, Ala.
1997 Westminster College, Mo.
1996 Nova Southeastern University, Fla.
1995 Elon College, N.C.; Bluffton College, Ohio; Presbyterian College, S.C.
1994 University of North Alabama, Ala.; Providence College, R.I.; Dallas Baptist University, Texas
1992 Lynchburg College, Va.; Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada; North Park College, Ill. 1990 Westminster College, Penn.; Wake Forest University, N.C.; Whitworth College, Wash.; Mercer University, Ga. 1989 Susquehanna University, Penn.; College of Wooster, Ohio
1988 DePauw University, Ind.
1987 Ottawa University, Kan.
1985 Eastern College, Penn.

Beyond the American Dream (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2010)
Building Materials for Life, Volume III
(Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2007)
Building Materials for Life, Volume II (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2004)
Building Materials for Life, Volume I (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2002)
More Than Houses (Word, Inc., 2000)
A Simple, Decent Place to Live (Word, Inc., 1995)
The Theology of the Hammer (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 1994)
The Excitement Is Building (Word Publishing, co-authored by Linda Fuller, 1990)
No More Shacks! (Word Publishing, 1986)
Love in the Mortar Joints (New Century Publishers, Inc., 1980)
Bokotola (New Century Publishers, Inc., 1977) 

For more about Millard’s books and how to purchase them, click here.

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