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APA Foundation’s Rawle Andrews Jr., to be Honored with Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

  • December 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), will be honored with the President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service in January 2023.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is presented on behalf of Points of Light, AmeriCorps, and the 46th President of the United States, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris to individuals across the country whose service positively impacts their home communities and inspires others around them to take positive action as well.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is distinct from other iterations of the President’s Volunteer Service Award in that it requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of volunteer service for a recipient to be eligible.

“It is an honor to be counted among the trailblazers and pioneers who have been selected to receive this award,” said Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., APAF Executive Director. “The greatest reward of doing good is always seeing its positive impact on the lives of others in the community—together we truly lift one another up. That is why service is, and will remain, a huge part of my life and our work across the APA family.”

Along with his leadership of APAF, Andrews is also president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and is active in the DC Bar Association, a board member of the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and the Howard University School of Law, and chair of the public policy committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

“It is wonderful to see Rawle Andrews recognized for his long record of service, which we’ve seen shine through in many ways since he joined the Foundation,” said Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., CEO & Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association. “We congratulate him for this honor and for what he achieves through the Foundation for mental health.”

The Reverend Dr. George E. Holmes, himself a two-time recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the award presentation ceremony for awardees from the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region on Friday, January 13th at the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation is the philanthropic and educational arm of APA. The APA Foundation promotes awareness of mental illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention, access to care, and the need for high-quality services and treatment through a combination of public and professional education, research, research training, grants, and awards.

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The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research of mental illnesses. APA's vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit

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