Bishop's cross and citationNell received the Bishop's Cross for "fully engaging at every level in the struggle for equality and civil rights in the US, in our church, and African states." Presented at Diocesan Convention, New York November 4th, 2016
SUNY Distinguished Alumna Award 2016Empire State College Distinguished Alumna Award presented to Nell Braxton Gibson for "advocating for civil rights," and for her "deep conviction to social justice at home and on the international stage, giving a voice to the powerless and making it her life's work."
UBE Dr. Verna J. Dozier Award 2014The Union of Black Episcopalians presented Nell Braxton Gibson with the Verna Josephine Dozier Award on July 2, 2014 in recognition of her faithful service, devotion and leadership
Nell and Bonnie Anderson 2012Accepting the President of the House of Deputies' Medallion for Exemplary Service at the Episcopal Urban Caucus 2012 Annual Assembly
ECW AwardEpiscopal Church Women's Award
Presented to Nell Braxton Gibson for her humanitarian achievements and commitment to women's issues in the Church
MCS Living the Dream Award 2009Manhattan Country School Living the Dream Award 2009
Presented to Nell Braxton Gibson as a "believer in social justice, she embodies the past, present and future of MCS' mission and serves as a model to our students."
Absalom Jones Award 2009Union of Black Episcopalians Absalom Jones Award, 2009
Presented to Nell Braxton Gibson in recognition of her leadership within the Episcopal Church
Trinity Church Wall Street 2007Transformational Fellow 2007
Nell Braxton Gibson was honored for her work for social transformation in metropolitan New York, and nationally for nearly 50 years
Who's Who Among African AmericansWho's Who Among African Americans 1994-1995
Nell Braxton Gibson was selected for inclusion for her significant civic and professional contributions to American society
UBE President's Award 1991Union of Black Episcopalians President's Award, 1991
Awarded to Nell Braxton Gibson for her national and international commitment to alleviating oppression throughout the African diaspora