Community Awards

Texas Theatres Crippled Children's Fund – Nov. 5, 1952

Award statue with a gold shoe and leg braceCrawford received this award, a shoe and leg brace, for supporting the Texas Theatres Crippled Children's Fund. This award was presented to Crawford on November 5, 1952, by the Gonzales Warm Springs Foundation, in association with the Texas Council for Motion Picture Organizations.

United Jewish Appeal – October 1959

Upright bible with Joan Crawford's name in itThis Hebrew-English Bible was presented to Crawford by the United Jewish Appeal in October of 1959.
Variety Club of Philadelphia – Jan. 11, 1960

Award PlaqueCrawford was presented with this award on January 11, 1960, at the Variety Club of Philadelphia's 25th anniversary celebration. She received this award for being a dedicated friend of the Variety Community.
Carbonated Beverage Syrup and Allied Trades Division of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York – May 18, 1960

Award testimonialThis testimonial was presented to Crawford by the Carbonated Beverage Syrup and Allied Trades Division of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York on May 18, 1960. This document describes Crawford as "an almost legendary figure in the motion picture world."

City of Hope Award – July 10, 1963

Award statueCrawford received this City of Hope Award on July 10, 1963, at the "Night of Stars" at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. This award was presented in appreciation for Crawford's donation of time and funds to the City of Hope Hospital in California, a research center for life-threatening diseases.

Honorary Hoosier Award – Jan. 8, 1964

Award plaque in the shape of IndianaCrawford received the Honorary Hoosier Award on January 8, 1964, "in recognition of her distinguished contributions to the arts and the business world and for her great devotion to humanitarian causes."
USO Award of the Year – 1965

Award medalThis USO Award of the Year medal was presented to Crawford by the New York City USO Committee. Crawford was designated as the first Woman of the Year, in 1965, for her accomplishments as an actress, executive, and humanitarian.
Heart of the World Award – July 14, 1965

Clear, heart-shaped award plaqueThis Heart of the World Award was the second award presented to Crawford by the City of Hope Hospital. Crawford continued her contributions to this organization over the years, and this award was presented to her on July 14, 1965.