MILK Made Award Winners

Build Our Center chooses to celebrate Harvey Milk as he strived for the same purposes our organizations does. He worked long and hard to build, strengthen and connect the community.

Every year, thru the Milk Made Awards we will honor members of our community who embody his spirit and dedication

“Harvey Milk, was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s unprecedented loud and unapologetic proclamation of his authenticity as an openly gay candidate for public office, and his subsequent election gave never before experienced hope to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) people everywhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office.” -Harvey Milk Foundation.

We thank everyone who took time to nominate all of these incredible people.
Thank you to all of the leaders who dedicated time, talent and treasure to our community and being someone we could all look up to!

Harvey Milk Day 2017 Winners
Check back after May 19th!

Harvey Milk Day 2016 Winners

Community Builder
Yevonne Allen
Carls The Saloon

Leader of Tomorrow
Karly McCutcheon
Ace Studios

Political Groundbreaker
Mayor Hillary Schieve for City of Reno

Elvira Diaz

Outstanding Ally
Jennifer Howell
Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality


Harvey Milk Day 2015 Winners

Community Builder 
Chris “Chanel” Mulhern
Rounds Bakery, Organization
Leader of Tomorrow
Cassi Levasque, Leader of Tomorrow
South Tahoe Ally Club, Leader of Tomorrow
Political Groundbreaker
Brock Maylath, Political Groundbreaker
Mary Baranovich & Bev Sevcik, Political Groundbreaker
Robert “Papa Bubbles “ Douglas, Trailblazer
Outstanding Ally
Jon Ralston, Outstanding Ally
Good Luck Macbeth Theater, Outstanding Ally
Pasta Sauce Challenge – Winner
Lauren Hufft @ Prism Magic & Michael Gully @ Hi-Point Cafe

Harvey Milk Day 2014 Winners

Community Builder 
Individual- Yevonne Allen
Organization- TAG (Transgender Allies Group)
Leader of Tomorrow
Individual- CC Ott
Organization- Sparks High School GSA
Political Groundbreaker
Individual- Katherine Cortez-Masto
Organization- PLAN
Individual- Jack & Larry
Organization- Reno Gay Page
Outstanding Ally
Individual- Mayor Bob Cashell
Organization- Reno Tahoe Tonight
Sauce Contest Winner 
Prism Magic (2nd year in a row!!)
Specialty Award, created & voted on by the Harvey Milk Day Event Planning Committee
“Community Achievement Award”
Meredith Tanzer

Harvey Milk Day 2013  Winners

Community Builder Award
Michael Tierney (Tronix Video Music Club)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada.
Political Groundbreaker Award
Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)
Sean Savoy
Leader of Tomorrow
Christopher Daniels
Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP)
Doyle Cornelius
Silver Dollar Court
Outstanding Ally
Angela Watson – Black Hole Body Piercing
Canyon Walker Connections (Kathy Baldock)
Spaghetti Sauce Challenge Winner
Lauren Hufft (Prism Magic)