The ASCAP Foundation "Sunlight of the Spirit" Award

ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams and his wife Mariana have established The ASCAP Foundation "Sunlight of the Spirit" Award to be presented to an individual who is exemplary in recovery and in music creativity.

Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation. Recognized as one of America’s most gifted lyricists and composers, Williams’ musical legacy, including "We’ve Only Just Begun," "You and Me Against the World" and "The Rainbow Connection," have been recorded by artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, REM, Tony Bennett, Dixie Chicks, Jason Mraz, and Kermit the Frog.

Past Recipients:

Cassie Holt, Evan Miller 2018
Thomas Yurkovic, Patrick Ward 2017
Nick Patyk 2016
Carly Keyes, Watson Lark 2015
Elliott Callaway 2014
Adam Gerver 2013
Rob Turrell 2012