Photo Gallery

Pete Seeger (2015)

Photo: 2015 Magic Penny AwardPhoto: 2015 Magic Penny awardPhoto: 2015 Magic Penny certificatePhotos by Jenny Heitler-Klevans

Pete's daughter Tinya was present to accept the award in his name.

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Carving by: Gordon Bok

Ruth Pelham (2014)

Photo: 2014 Ruth PelhamPhoto: 2014 Ruth PelhamPhoto: 2014 Magic Penny awardPhoto: 2014 Magic Penny awardPhotos by Jenny Heitler-Klevans

Ruth pictured with her nephew and brother in law.

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Award designer: Francie Ginocchio – Rochester, MN

Tom Hunter (2013)

Photo: 2013 award presentationPhoto: 2013 Magic Penny AwardPhoto: 2013 Magic Penny awardPhoto: 2013 Magic Penny award inscriptionPhotos by Jenny Heitler-Klevans

Tom Hunter's wife and children and their families hold the MP award (presented posthumously).

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Award designer: Francie Ginocchio – Rochester, MN

Sharon, Lois & Bram (2012)

Photo: Presenting the awardPhoto: 2012 Magic Penny awardPhoto: 2012 Magic Penny awardPhotos by Jenny Heitler-Klevans

Sharon, Lois, and Bram with family members.

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Award designer: Francie Ginocchio – Rochester, MN

Joanne Hammil (2011)

Photo: Presenting the awardPhoto: 2011 Magic Penny awardPhoto by Diane Lansing Photo: Magic Penny awardPhoto by Joanne Hammil

Jenny Heitler-Klevans presents the award to Joanne Hammil.

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Award designer: Francie Ginocchio – Rochester, MN

Ruthie Buell (2010)

Photo: Ruthie BuellPhoto: 2010 Magic Penny awardPhoto: Magic Penny award

Ruthie Buell receiving the 2010 Magic Penny Award, a quilt from her CMN friends.

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Award designer: Francie Ginocchio – Rochester, MN

Tom Chapin (2009)

Photo: Tom Chapinmp-photo by Patricia Shih

Tom with Jenny Heitler-Klevans.

Photo: Tom Chapin singingPhoto: Tom Chapin singingmp-photos by Allen Zak

Tom singing.

Photo: 2009 Magic Penny mp-photosmp-photo by Frank Squillante

The award.

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Award designer: Harriet Morton – Tucson, AZ

Bill Harley (2008)

Photo: Bill Harley

Bill, holding the
award, responds.

Photo: Bill Harleymp-photos by Will Hale

Bill shares the moment with his wife
and business manager, Debbie Block.

Photo: 2008 Magic Penny mp-photosmp-photos by Alvin McGovern

The award, a ceramic mask,
reflects themes from some of Bill's songs.

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Award designer: Harriet Morton – Tucson, AZ

Sarah Pirtle (2007)

Photo: Sarah Pirtle recieves 2007 Magic Penny mp-photos

Phil Hoose (right) looks on as Sarah
Pirtle receives the 2007 Magic Penny
Award presented by CMN President
Frank Hernandez (center), who first
joined CMN at Sarah's invitation.

Photo: Sara with the mp-photosPhoto: 2007 Magic Penny mp-photos (front)Photo: 2007 Magic Penny mp-photos (back)mp-photos by Allen Zak

Sarah with the award, whose design incorporates allusions
to Sarah's song "My Roots Go Down."

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Award Designer: Harriett Morton – Tuscon, Arizona

Nona Beamer (2006)

Photo: Nona Beamer

Unable to be present in California,
Nona Beamer sent a video greeting.

Photo: Nona's son accepts mp-photos

Kaliko Beamer-Trapp,
Nona Beamer's son,
accepted the Award
on her behalf.

Photo: 2006 Magic Penny mp-photos (front)Photo: 2006 Magic Penny mp-photos (side)mp-photos by Alvin McGovern

The shells refer to one of Aunty Nona's
trademark songs; "Pupu Hinuhinu" (Shiny
Shell). The child on the right holds a penny.

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Award Designer: Harriett Morton – Tuscon, Arizona

Ruth Crawford Seeger (2005)

Photo: Peggy Seeger recieves mp-photosPhoto: 2007 Magic Penny mp-photosmp-photos by Bob Gronko

Shortly after the 2005 National Conference, Anna Stange and Alvin McGovern presented the award to
Peggy Seeger, who accepted it on her mother's behalf.

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Award Designer: Sally Rogers – Pomfret, Connecticut

Bob Blue (2004)

Award: Bob Blue recieves mp-photosmp-photo by Janice BucknerPhoto: 2004 Magic Penny mp-photosPhoto: 2004 Magic Penny mp-photosmp-photos by Sally Rogers

Bob Blue, with a little help from Jackson Gillman, gives his acceptance speech for the 2004 award that
was presented in a laugh- and tear-filled tribute.

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Award Designers: Leslie Sweetnam – Woodstock, Connecticut and Tom Menard – Putnam, Connecticut

Suni Paz (2003)

Award: Suni Paz recieves awardmp-photo by Jenny Heitler-KlevansPhoto: 2003 Magic Penny mp-photosPhoto: 2003 Magic Penny mp-photosmp-photos by Sally Rogers

Suni Paz with some of the friends who joined in the 2003 tribute honoring her.

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Award Designers: Leslie Sweetnam – Woodstock, Connecticut and Tom Menard – Putnam, Connecticut

Woody Guthrie (2002)

Photo: Nora Guthrie recieves awardPhoto: 2002 Magic Penny AwardPhoto: 2002 Magic Penny AwardPhotos by Janice BucknerPhoto: 2002 Magic Penny AwardPhoto by Allen Zak

On behalf of her father, Woody, Nora Guthrie accepts the 2002 Magic Penny Award presented by Sally Rogers.

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Award Designer: Eliza Zeitlin

Ella Jenkins (2001)

Photo: Ella Jenkins recieves award

Phil Hoose presents the 2001 Magic
Penny Award to Ella Jenkins.

Photo: Ella Jenkins SingingPhoto: 2001 Magic Penny mp-photosPhotos by Scott Kepnes

Ella responds in song.

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Award Designer: Eliza Zeitlin

Marcia Berman (2000)

Photo: Marcia Berman recieves mp-photosmp-photo by Janice Buckner

Marcia Berman accepts the
2000 Magic Penny Award
presented by Sarah Pirtle.

Photo: Marcia Berman shows mp-photosPhoto by Andy MorsePhoto: 2000 Magic Penny Award{hoto: 2000 Magic Penny AwardPhotos by Scott Kepnes

Marcia gives the crowd a close-up look.

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Award Designer: Eliza Zeitlin

Malvina Reynolds (1999)

Photo: Nancy Schimmel pays tribute to Malvina ReynoldsPhoto by Scott Kepnes

Nancy Schimmel joined others in paying tribute to
Malvina Reynolds, her mother, in word and song,
and she accepted the first Magic Penny Award
on her mother's behalf.

Photo: 1999 Magic Penny AwardPhoto by Andy Morse

Sally Rogers and Phil Hoose prepare to
present the 1999 award.

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Award Designer: Eliza Zeitlin