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Rev. Ellick receives prestigious award

Former Bainbridge Island resident Rev. Michael Ellick accepts the Bridge Builder Award from the Rev. Jesse Jackson at a recent ceremony in New York.   - Margot Jordon photo
Former Bainbridge Island resident Rev. Michael Ellick accepts the Bridge Builder Award from the Rev. Jesse Jackson at a recent ceremony in New York.
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Rev. Michael Ellick, a 1992 graduate of Bainbridge High School, was recently awarded the Bridge Builder Award by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Jackson, president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, presented the award at a ceremony in New York City. Ellick was honored for his support of the 15th annual Wall Street Project Summit.

“Your presence and insightful remarks during the January 26, 2010 A. Philip Randolph Institute and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Labor and Ministers’ Breakfast greatly contributed to the success of our milestone summit,” Jackson said to Ellick in a further acknowledgement of his Bridge Builder Award.

“As our organization advances during this critical time of challenge and change, we will continue to advocate for minority and women business owners, as well as promote and facilitate educational and training opportunities in the areas of financial stewardship, foreclosure prevention, student loan debt reduction, health and disease prevention and public policy through our respective Wall Street Project, International Trade Bureau, One Thousand Churches Connected and PUSH Excel programs,” he added. “We could never do this work without the support of friends like you.”

Ellick, also a graduate of the University of Washington and Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, has been very active in multiple social justice causes in New York City in recent years in his role as minister at Judson Memorial Church.

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