The Boryana Damyanova Award for Corporate and Social Responsibility at Tufts University


Thank you Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University for presenting Shaharris with the Boryana Damyanova Award for Corporate and Social Responsibility at the 31st Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson International 2016 EPIIC Symposium: Europe in Turmoil, in recognition of his compassionate creativity and dedication to people in need, manifest in the development of HackerNest. The Boryana Damyanova Program for Corporate Responsibility is focused on introducing and providing research skills for students interested in learning more about the complex issues of capitalism, integrity, and corporate citizenship responsibility.

Tufts University Logo and the Institute for Global Leadership Logo

Past recipients of the Boryana Damyanova award include author and activist Robert K. Massie and consultant Maria Figueroa Kupcu (A’93). In 2012, the Tufts student ACER (Advisory Committee for Endowment Responsibility) group joined this program. The program was created to honor the memory of EPIIC and IGL student Boryana Damyanova (A’06) who was killed in a traffic accident in her senior year.

Here’s the award in almost entirety (it’s darned heavy!):

Marble trophy with white words carved on it

Tufts is a private research university known for its emphasis of active citizenship and public service across all its disciplines. It is located in Medford, MA, a stone’s throw from Harvard University and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Cambridge. The 150 acre campus straddles Somerville and Medford and is the third oldest college in the Boston area.

Aerial shot of Tufts University

Check out the Institute for Global Leadership & EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship).

Poster of Europe in Turmoil and people fleeing