2015 Indispensable Person of the Year Award

Congratulations to our 2015 Indispensable Person of the Year Award Winner, Scott Simon.


Scott Simon hosts his Saturday morning show on NPR, and is also a Special Contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. He has written six books, the latest being the New York Times bestseller, Unforgettable: A Mother, A Son, and the Lessons that Last a Lifetime. In 2016 he will receive the Order of Lincoln from the state of Illinois, the state’s highest recognition, and an honor he shares with President Obama, Walter Payton, Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, The Joffrey Ballet, and Bozo. He has thrown out the first pitch at Wrigley Field, and appeared in The Nutcracker with various ballet companies, though never twice with the same company. Scott is married to Caroline Richard Simon, and they have two daughters, Elise and Paulina, whom he often embarrasses.