The ASCAP Foundation "Sunlight of the Spirit" Award

ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams and his wife Mariana have established The ASCAP Foundation "Sunlight of the Spirit" Award to be presented to an individual who is exemplary in recovery and in music creativity.

Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation. Recognized as one of America’s most gifted lyricists and composers, Williams’ musical legacy, including "We’ve Only Just Begun," "You and Me Against the World" and "The Rainbow Connection," have been recorded by artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, REM, Tony Bennett, Dixie Chicks, Jason Mraz, and Kermit the Frog.

Past Recipients:

Judith Roberts-Hope Manor
Steven Kalinich
Ford Boozer
Ryan Cassata
Cassie Holt
Evan Miller
Thomas Yurkovic
Patrick Ward
Nick Patyk 2016
Carly Keyes
Watson Lark
Elliott Callaway 2014
Adam Gerver 2013
Rob Turrell 2012