Those who give back to their communities in a big way are typically rewarded with recognition awards for their good deeds. While local heroes are often eligible for these kinds of awards and trophies, notable figures can also be recognition for their work.
Ron Paul, a well-known politician, will be presented with the Charity Awards Committee's Lifetime Achievement Award, according to NewsMax.com. Paul will receive the recognition award during the committee's annual banquet, which will be held at the Dulles Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
"At a time of great economic recession, when Americans are more dependent on charity and the goodwill of volunteers than ever before, Ron Paul's voice has been a lonely sentinel holding back well intentioned but costly new government regulations for nonprofit work," co-chairman and presidential historian Doug Wead told the news provider.
The first recipient of this lifetime achievement award was President Ronald Reagan in 1982. The awards ceremony is hosted by the White House and is considered a bi-partisan event.