In honour of Transforming Faces (TF)’s long-term Executive Director, Esteban Lasso, we are pleased to launch the Esteban Lasso Transformative Impact Award.

For nearly 15 years, Esteban’s expansive vision, deep compassion and boundless energy were instrumental in shaping TF’s approach to delivering comprehensive cleft care and realizing lasting change for children born with cleft lip and palate worldwide.

About the Esteban Lasso Transformative Impact Award

The Esteban Lasso Transformative Impact Award seeks to recognize exceptional individuals and groups who have truly advanced comprehensive cleft care around the world. This award is presented in recognition of an innovative, humanitarian-minded individual or foundation who embodies the same qualities of partnership and commitment to lasting change as Esteban Lasso demonstrated during his time at Transforming Faces.

We are pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate outstanding advocates of comprehensive cleft care.

Award Recipients

2017: Unifor Social Justice Fund

It was our pleasure to present the inaugural Esteban Lasso Transformative Impact Award to the Unifor Social Justice Fund, a foundation which has been a true advocate for advancing cleft care. Since 2006, Unifor has invested over $200,000 towards creating lasting change for children and families in Ethiopia.

Unifor’s Mohamad Alsadi accepting the Award, presented by TF partner Dr. Mekonen from Ethiopia, and TF Co-Founder, Jackie Elton.