November 21, 2023
The Paul Silver Enrichment Award Selection Committee was deeply moved by the stories of each of this year’s applicants and was inspired by their unwavering efforts to achieve personal goals.
The Paul Silver Enrichment Award was created in memory of Paul Silver, an Alport syndrome patient and film and music editor. Paul was the recipient of an award which helped him accomplish a professional goal and the annual Alport Syndrome Foundation Award proudly continues this “pay it forward” philosophy.
In memory of Paul Silver, the Silver family and Alport Syndrome Foundation are honored and pleased to provide financial awards to the following young individuals living with Alport syndrome:
Anna – age 22, Oklahoma
Award will be used to support academic expenses.
Brayden– age 18, New Hampshire
Award will be used to support college tuition and/or waterproof hearing aids.
Elijah – age 21, Michigan
Award will be used to support professional photography/filmmaking equipment.
Helen – age 18, New Hampshire
Award will be used to purchase art classes and/or relevant art supplies.
Juan – age 20, Puerto Rico
Award will be used to support college tuition and the pursuit of studying pharmacy.
Rachel – age 23, Massachusetts
Award will be used to support continued education in the field of genetic counseling.
William – age 18, Illinois
Award will be used to support academic-related expenses.
As part of their Awardee Agreement, in the comings months, each winner will provide ASF with a short video and write-up showcasing how the Paul Silver Enrichment Award helped them accomplish their respective personal goals. Congratulations to all our 2023 Awardees!
Learn more about the annual Award and prior winners at this link.
“In starting the Paul Silver Enrichment Award, it was my hope to empower young people with Alport Syndrome to not let the disease define them and to realize their dreams. I saw the importance of this when my son was given such an award many years ago. The recipients of this year’s Award, as well as past awardees, embody the goal I set for myself.”
-Joyce Silver (pictured below with her son, Paul)