Carnegie Medal

Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal is awarded by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, known simply as the Hero Fund. The perfect candidate must be a civilian who voluntarily risked his or her life to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the life of another person. Valid evidence is required; the deed should be brought to the Commission’s attention within two years. The award was inspired by Selwyn M. Taylor and Daniel A. Lyle, who perished in rescue attempts following a mine disaster in Harwick, Pennsylvania. The Carnegie Medal is given throughout the U.S. and Canada to those who enter extreme danger while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. With this announcement, the Carnegie Medal has been awarded to 10,440 individuals since the inception of the Pittsburgh-based Fund in 1904. Each of the recipients or their survivors will receive a financial grant. Throughout the 120 years since the Fund was established by industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, nearly $45 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death benefits, and continuing assistance.

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Carnegie Medal Laureates (2030 ~ 2021)