Three renowned achievers were honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service.
The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors.
The 2014 Common Wealth Award recipients are:
- Bob Costas, Emmy Award-winning journalist and eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year, for Mass Communications;
- Anjelica Huston, Academy Award-winning actress and director, for Dramatic Arts;
- Mariano Rivera, future Hall of Fame baseball player and humanitarian, for Public Service.
The honorees were recognized at the Common Wealth Awards ceremony hosted by The PNC Financial Services Group in Wilmington.
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The Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service were first presented in 1979 by The Common Wealth Trust which was created under the will of Ralph Hayes, an influential business executive and philanthropist.
The awards are now made by The Ralph Hayes Common Wealth Foundation, which is funded by the Common Wealth Trust. PNC Bank, National Association, serves as trustee of the Common Wealth Trust and administrator of the Ralph Hayes Common Wealth Foundation.
In the 35-year history of the Common Wealth Awards, $6 million has been awarded to 188 honorees. The 2014 honorees will each receive an award of $75,000.
In the picture above: Winners of the 2014 Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service gather for the April 5 awards ceremony hosted by the PNC Financial Services Group in Wilmington, Delaware. The honorees were (from left): actress-director Anjelica Huston, sports broadcaster Bob Costas, and future Hall of Fame baseball player and humanitarian, Mariano Rivera. PNC is trustee and administrator of the Common Wealth Awards which annually honor people who have enriched society through their life’s work.