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The Bridge Builders Award honors civic leaders who have formed partnerships across racial, social, economic and geographic barriers for the betterment of their communities. Through unique partnerships, these honored individuals and organizations pioneer program and projects that stand as great examples to the power and possibility fostered when people put aside differences and join together for a common goal.

Inter-American Foundation

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Bridge Builders Award

The Bridge Builders Award honors civic leaders who have formed partnerships across racial, social, economic, and geographic barriers for the betterment of their communities.

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The Inter-American Foundation is being honored for more than 40 years of work helping to fund development projects undertaken by grassroots groups and non-governmental organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on the inclusion of the society’s most marginalized communities. Since 1972, the IAF has awarded over $680 million in grants that have benefited hundreds of thousands of families. Robert N. Kaplan, president and CEO, will accept the award.

The Inter-American Foundation, created in 1972 by the Foreign Assistance Act, supports development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF is unique in that it exclusively funds grassroots, nongovernmental organizations, thereby elevating the role of communities and their residents in development and aid initiatives. The IAF remains an integral component of American foreign policy, fostering good relations with our Latin American neighbors.

Robert N. Kaplan is the current president of the organization. Prior to joining the IAF, Kaplan was the head of the Inter-American Development Bank, where he was responsible for aid projects in Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Central America. Kaplan has a distinguished career in international development and has manned the helm of one of the most important organizations bringing goodwill to the Western Hemisphere today, and we are pleased to present him with the Bridge Builders Award.

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Jim Rogers

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Jim Rogers  is honored for his commitment to the environment and renewable energy programs in wind, solar, and policy development. As Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Duke Energy and with 22 years of experience in the electrical utility industry, Rogers is a leading figure of corporate responsibility for sustainable growth.
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Bridge Builder Recipient Peter Stein and Conservation Efforts

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Peter Stein, 2010 recipient of Partners’ Bridge Builders Award, sat down recently with Hanover’s local newspaper to talk about his work at the Lyme Timber Company.The article explores Stein’s use of public-private partnerships in conservation efforts and his take on how preserving nature can be good for investors' bottom line.

You can read more of the article at the Valley News.

Also, check out our Bridge Builder award for Peter Stein.

 

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Charles O. Holliday

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For his devotion to and success in framing sustainable growth as a business imperative throughout his tenure at DuPont

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Peter Stein

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For his commitment to ensuring livable communities for generations to come through the conservation and sustainable use of forestland

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Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon

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For the Initiative’s innovative approach to creating sustainable cities through the cross-disciplinary engagement of scholars, community leaders, and project partners.

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Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

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Bridge Builders Award

A unique program that promotes a better understanding of Islamic culture through the study of art, architecture and cultural heritage.

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The Dance Institute of Washington

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An organization that uses dance to engage at-risk youth and teach valuable principles like work ethic, tenacity, responsibility and creative expression.

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Energy Future Holdings, Corp

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TPG Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Environmental Defense Fund and Natural Resources Defense Council for collaborating during the $45 billion buyout of TXU Corp on an environmentally-conscious pact, which will reposition the embattled power company, now Energy Future Holdings, Corp., as the new model for environmental responsibility.
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Greening of an Industry

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car, for building a greener America by collaborating with numerous national partners on initiatives that make the company a leader in environmentally friendly programs and fuel-efficient vehicles, including a partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

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Governors’ Institute on Community Design

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Former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening and Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman for their collaboration to create a resource, the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, that advises and guides governors and other state leaders on addressing issues of growth and development in their states.

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Green Communities Initiative

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Enterprise Community Partners and its Green Communities partners for collaborating with more than 25 developers, investors, builders and residents to create Green Communities, the first national green building program developed for affordable housing. Enterprise has made a commitment of $555 million to build more than 8,500 homes for low-income people and to bring environmentally sustainable development to the mainstream of the affordable housing industry.

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Bipartisan Greening of California

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and California Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez for collaborating across party lines to enact a bipartisan environmental agenda that disregarded the political maneuvering and biased criticism that often stalls progress and that will ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

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Experience Corps® Baltimore

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Greater Homewood Community Corporation and The Johns Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health for developing a unique, ten-year partnership that has resulted in the Baltimore Experience Corps, a model program that brings the time, experience, and wisdom of older adults to bear in improving the academic and behavioral outcome of children in Baltimore City Public Schools.

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National Asset for the Region

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The National Children’s Museum and The Peterson Companies, Developer for National Harbor, for working together to create a stronger region through the development of a successful mixed-use destination for residents and tourists in Prince George’s County, and helping link National Harbor, a new riverfront project, to the nation’s capital.

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Brown v. Board of Education Scholarships: Making Up for Lost Opportunity

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Ken Woodley of The Farmville Herald and the Commonwealth of Virginia for creating educational opportunity in the form of scholarships to individuals who were denied public education fifty years ago.

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City-County Cooperation: Collaboration in a Time of Crisis

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Bill White, Mayor, City of Houston, Texas and Robert Eckels, County Judge, Harris County, Texas, for their collaboration in coming to the aid of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Crossway-Community, Inc: Helping Families to Help Themselves

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Kathleen Guinan, Chief Executive Officer, Crossway Community, Inc. and Douglas Duncan, County Executive, Montgomery County, Maryland, for creating an education and housing facility that low-income, at-risk families can use as a resource for taking control of their lives.

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Atlas Performing Arts Center: Culture Builds Near Northeast

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Jane Lang, Trustee, Sprenger Lang Foundation and Tishman Construction Corporation of DC, Jim Sherwood, Vice President for renovating a community-based performing arts center that has served as the catalyst for the revitalization of Near Northeast in Washington, DC.

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Southeast… By Design: Revitalization One Community at a Time

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David Walton, Senior Minister, Belmont Christian Church and the City of Roanoke, represented by Rolanda Russell, Assistant City Manager, for working together to re-build the neighborhood of Southeast Roanoke and improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors.

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