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Woman of the Year Award 1980  Morrison Tom Gitchoff Award, 2001  
Asia Region Award for Drug Prevention and Control, 1991   Woman of the Year  Award,  2002  
Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1994  Woman of the Year  Award,  2002  
Mahila Shiromani Award, 1995  Kiran Bedi honoured with UN medal 2004
Fr Machismo Humanitarian Award,1995   Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice, 2005
Lion of the Year, 1995  FICCI Award , 2005
Joseph Beuys Award, 1997  Transformative Leadership in the Indian Police Service 2006
ACCU-IEF Award, 1998  Suryadatta National Award 2007
Serge Sotiroff Award (UNDCP), 1999   Amity Woman Achiever for Social Justice 2007
Pride of India, 1999      
Bharat Gaurav Award, 1999
Chai with Manjula
...a show about giving
        since 2007
Guest: Boona Cheema
Organization: BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self

Boona Cheema is a leading voice for solutions to homelessness
& poverty. For over 30 years now, she has been the Executive
Director of BOSS, an award-winning East Bay nonprofit that
helps the homeless build new lives; also the organization that
she joined as a client 40 years ago, and moved on to lead its
growth from a small Street Outreach Project, to a nationally
known organization. Boona has combined her work at the helm
of BOSS with broader efforts to create systemic change for
social and economic equity.

Boona serves many local, national, and international nonprofits,
as an Advisory Board-Member or a volunteer, and she also
happens to be a trained Unitarian Universalist Minister.

For her work, leadership, and commitment, Boona has received
numerous awards including President Bush's Points of Light
Award, the San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership
Award, Berkeley Living Legend, and many others.

In 2010 Boona was inducted into the Alameda County Women's
Hall of Fame, and the County also declared a Boona Cheema
week in her honor.
 Show #45
                                                                             Dec. 2011