We selected US attorney Carmen Ortiz as the Globe Magazine’s 2011 Bostonian of the Year, but couldn’t resist naming eight runners-up who impressed us with their bravery, can-do spirit, and generosity. Here are their names. Please visit www.BostonGlobe.com/magazine Sunday for their full profiles.
Photograph by Bill Greene/Globe staff
BILL AND JOYCE CUMMINGS, Winchester couple who promised to donate most of their considerable fortune to charity.
Portrait by Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
TIM THOMAS, Bruins goalie.
Photograph by Ion SokhoS
ROB ORCHARD, ArtsEmerson executive director.
Photograph by Mitch Weiss
AYANNA PRESSLEY, Boston City Council.
photograph by jim davis/Globe staff
ROBERT KRAFT, New England Patriots owner.
Photograph from Guerrero family
ANGELICA GUERRERO, mother who gave her life to save her daughter during the June 1 tornado.
Photograph by Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
NANCY BRENNAN, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway executive director.