HNF Humanitarian Award – Established in 2007
Every year, the HNF Humanitarian Award recognizes an Independent Herbalife Nutrition Distributor who exemplifies the Foundation’s mission and has made a significant impact in improving the lives of others. A Global Humanitarian is selected and receives a USD $10,000 donation to give to a charitable organization of their choice.
In addition, Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) also recognizes Humanitarians from each region. Regional Humanitarians receive an award, recognition, and a USD$2,000 donation to a charitable organization of their choice.
Herbalife Humanitarians are nominated from around the world and are chosen based on philanthropic activity, community leadership, volunteerism and advocacy.
HNF 2019 Humanitarian Award Winners
Queenie Leung (Global Award Recipient, APAC)
Queenie is not only the very first President’s Team and Chairman’s Club Member from Hong Kong. She is also very devoted to making a difference in the lives of children all over the world.
With the effort of Queenie and her team, 4 schools have been built in the rural area of Mainland China. These schools provide learning opportunities for children from impoverished families and over 1,000 children benefit from balanced nutrition and better education.
She sponsors and supports low income families in Hong Kong by providing better opportunities to those in need through life-enhancing education, as well as the opportunity to interact and support each other in the community via nutrition education and sponsored meals.
She actively volunteers with several organizations such as Children’s Cancer Foundation, Comfort House of the Elderly and the Society for Abandoned Animals. She also founded her own charitable organization called like Q Farm, an organic farm where the harvest proceeds go to charitable causes. She frequently encourages her team and inspires them to go out and help make the difference in her community.
Bart Kauwenberghs (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
Bart is a very passionate and engaged member of the HNF committee in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Hehelps organize different ways to engage donors at local and regional events.
As an avid supporter, he ensures that his speaking engagements always include a message about giving back, instilling a culture that cares for others.
Although the local Casa Herbalife Nutrition is not very close to his home, he has attended several of their open houses to spend time with the children and learn more about their impact.
Besides HNF, he also supports organizations like Make-a-Wish and other local charities.
Enrique Javier Varela Mier (Mexico)
Following in his family’s footsteps, Enrique is always willing to lend a hand to those who can’t take care of themselves.
As an avid supporter of HNF, Enrique is giving of his time and volunteers regularly at AMANC, a Casa Herbalife Nutrition in Mexico that lends valuable support to vulnerable children.
He is an inspiration to many who share the same passion for community and helping others.
Celeste Richmond (North America)
Over the last 4 years, Celeste has been working the Saint Ann Foundation, specifically with their Uganda/US Chapter. Her work with this foundation has ensured that children have access to fundamental rights and basic necessities such as food, shelter and healthcare.
Celeste has visited Uganda on several occasions. Not only does Celeste volunteer her time, she also sponsors two girls in Uganda and ensures they have access to education by personally paying for their education.
María Eugenia de Salazar (South & Central America)
For more than 12 years, Maria Eugenia has dedicated her life to helping others.
She was instrumental in developing a relationship with Fundación APROBI – the first Casa Herbalife Nutrition in Bogota. Before they became a part of the Casa Herbalife Nutrition program, the school lacked many resources and the attention given to the children was inadequate. Thanks to her efforts, it was possible to build a multipurpose room with enough space for all children at the organization to take part in an array of activities—including nutrition education classes.
She has lead the charge in ensuring that the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation is at the forefront of local and regional events, always committed to raising much needed funds for those who need it most.
Previous Global Humanitarians Honorees (2007-2018)
- 2018 – Stephan Gratziani (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
- 2017 – Hery Tri Basuki & Sulistyorini (Asia Pacific)
- 2016 – Sara Alfaro (Mexico)
- 2015 – Dave Balangue (+) and Arlene Balague (Asia Pacific)
- 2014 – Chan Shih-Hao and Chang Chiao-Yen (Asia Pacific)
- 2013 – Tae Ho Kim and Hyun Mo Koo (Asia Pacific)
- 2012 – Carmen Gloria Schindler (South & Central America)
- 2011 – Mary and Mario Barreiro (Mexico)
- 2010 – Leslie Stanford (North America)
- 2009 – Guillermo Luna (North America)
- 2007 – Garry DeBrabander (+) and Jennifer Bates DeBrabander (Asia Pacific)