Chair Citation


Periodically, the chair of the Fund recognizes an individual of merit for work on behalf of international peace and goodwill.

The Chair Citation recipients have been:

2007 — Bob Woodruff, a dedicated international news reporter who turned a personal tragedy into an opportunity to inform and reform. While reporting from Iraq in 2006 he suffered a traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb and endured months of painstaking recovery. Following his recovery, Woodruff led a documentary examining the failing conditions in U.S. veteran hospitals. With his wife, Lee, he also wrote a book chronicling his recovery and raising awareness about traumatic brain injury, an often unrecognized injury that affects many veterans.  Read More >>

2010 – Nicholas D. Kristof, who writes a twice-a-week column for the New York Times, has focused on humanitarian issues and human rights abuses around the world. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he has lived on four continents and traveled to 150 countries in a quest to discover how oppressed and impoverished people cope with their many challenges.  Read More >>

2014 – Angélique Kidjo, Grammy award-winning singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for her tireless advocacy of Education for girls and her fearlessness in speaking for the oppressed, especially in Africa.  Read More >>

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