32nd Annual Thurman Munson Award – AHRC NYC – 2012
Goodemote Humanitarian Award – the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – 2011 Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC – Achievement in Public Service Award - 2011 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – 2010
President Obama honored Mutombo as he was awarded the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award – 2010
Dikembe Mutombo and Bruce Springsteen honored by the Ellis Island Family Heritage Foundation Award – 2010
Miracle Corners of the World Award - 2010 Laureus World Sports for Good Award - 2010 Mutombo made NBA’s first Global Ambassador - 2009 J. Walker Kennedy Citizenship Award - 2009 USA Weekend Magazine – Most Caring Athlete Award - 2009 William F. Ryan Community Health Network Honors - 2008 Inducted into the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame - 2007 President George W. Bush in his State of the Union Address recognizes Dikembe Mutombo – January 2007 Awarded the Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award from the United States Sports Academy. At the presentation, Mutombo received the Academy's Order of the Eagle Exemplar Awarded first African-American Legacy Council Creed Medal. The award honors Courtlandt Van Rensselaer Creed, the first African-American graduate of the Yale School of Medicine. ABC’s Person of the Week Essence Magazine’s 2001 Achiever Sporting News’ No. 1 Good Guy Trailblazer Award – The Constituency for Africa The J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award The Ernie Davis Humanitarian Award The Samuel J. Halsey Award First Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) World Economic Forum - Young Global Leader Wilt Chamberlain Award – Operation Smile Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters - State University of New York College at Cortland, NAACP Phoenix Award The Henry Iba Citizen Athlete Award The President’s Service Award (2000) Board member - The George Washington University Africa Center for Health and Security. Mutombo has been featured in Europe’s TIME magazine, Sports Illustrated for Kids, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Delta Sky Magazine and the Houston Chronicle. Mutombo also served on the Advisory Board for the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health. Chairman and President of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation since 1997.