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TFAS Presents an Array Of Awards During Summer Programs 

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TFAS is fortunate that many leaders come to campus each summer to speak to students. By sharing their wisdom and experience, they help TFAS influence the next generation of leaders.

During the summer, TFAS honored some of these leaders from the fields of politics, economics, journalism, philanthropy and business with awards.

The Congressional Scholarship Dinner

TFAS Trustee and 2014 Dinner Underwriter Louis DeJoy takes the podium to introduce Sen.Richard Burr at the 2014 Congressional Scholarship Awards Dinner.
TFAS Trustee and 2014 Dinner Underwriter Louis DeJoy takes the podium to introduce Sen.Richard Burr at the 2014 Congressional Scholarship Awards Dinner.

Thanks to the generous support of dinner sponsors, a record $256,000 was raised for TFAS student scholarships during the 2014 Congressional Scholarship Awards Dinner (CSAD) on July 15. TFAS also welcomed a record number of guests to the annual dinner held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The evening’s distinguished guests were Sen.Richard Burr of North Carolina, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Thomas R. Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute. Each was presented with a 2014 Congressional Scholarship Award for their leadership and contributions to our nation and its young people. Students participating in the 2014 Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) sat in the audience as Thomas Kuhn moderated a Q&A session with both senators on policy and the important role that future generations must play in business and government. “The interns in this room are our future,” said Sen. Burr.

Many thanks to our generous dinner sponsors, including Dinner Underwriters: the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation and New Breed Logistics. To learn more about the Congressional Scholarship Awards Dinner, visit www.TFAS.org/CSAD.

The 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award

(l.-r.) Roger Ream, Dr.Alejandro Chafuen, Mike Thompson and Randal Teague present Dr. Chafuen with the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award at a ceremony at George Mason University.
(l.-r.) Roger Ream, Dr.Alejandro Chafuen, Mike Thompson and Randal Teague present Dr. Chafuen with the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award at a ceremony at George Mason University.

On July 14, TFAS awarded Dr. Alejandro Chafuenthe 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award. Chafuen, president of the Atlas Network, has championed a global network of free-market organizations in more than 80 countries, connecting them with resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. TFAS President Roger Ream and Vice Chairman Mike Thompson presented the Judd Award to Chafuen. Ream said “In the spirit of Walter Judd we present this award to a man of ideas and a man of action for his tireless devotion to the cause of human liberty and for his work around the clock and around the world on behalf of people struggling against tyranny in all its forms throughout the world.”

Established in 1993, the Judd award recognizes individuals who have devoted their lives to the preservation and expansion of freedom. Former recipients of the award include: President Ronald Reagan, Mr. William F. Buckley, Jr., Mary Anastasia O’Grady, The Honorable Jack Kemp, Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Representative Frank Wolf and Harry Wu.

To learn more about the Walter Judd Freedom Award, visit www.TFAS.org/JuddFreedomAward.

The 2014 IPVS Service Grant Award and David R. Jones Leadership in Voluntary Service Award

TFAS students from the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service present a grant to D.C. nonprofit Hope House. During the summer, students raised funds for the grant, reviewed applications from local nonprofits and selected Hope House as the 2014 grantee.
TFAS students from the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service present a grant to D.C. nonprofit Hope House. During the summer, students raised funds for the grant, reviewed applications from local nonprofits and selected Hope House as the 2014 grantee.

Every year, TFAS students participating in the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service program go through the process of fundraising, receiving grant proposals and finally, awarding the grant to a local nonprofit. This year, students raised more than $2,000 throughout the summer. They selected D.C. nonprofit Hope House, an organization that strengthens ties between fathers who are incarcerated and their families, as the recipient. TFAS hosted executives of Hope House at a reception on July 23. IPVS student Laura Lee Burkett said, “We’ve all worked so hard this summer, and at times it seems impossible, but the lifelong friends, lessons and connections we acquired makes it all worth it.”

At the reception, TFAS also honored Dr. Eugene Tempel, founding dean at the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University with the David R. Jones Leadership in Voluntary Service Award. Named in honor of TFAS co-founder and former president David Jones, the annual award is given to an individual who promotes the American traditions of philanthropy, free enterprise and individual responsibility. While accepting the award, Tempel remarked on the mutual interests shared by himself, David Jones, TFAS and the IU School of Philanthropy. “We have a shared mission of an engagement in philanthropy as a fundamental of American life,” he said.

To learn more about the David R. Jones Awards, visit www.TFAS.org/DRJAwards.

The 2014 Institute on Political Journalism Awards

John Merline (right) of the IPJ Board of Visitors presents the 2014 Excellence in Economic Reporting Award to Aki Ito (center) of Bloomberg News at the annual Journalism Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club.    
John Merline (right) of the IPJ Board of Visitors presents the 2014 Excellence in Economic Reporting Award to Aki Ito (center) of Bloomberg News at the annual Journalism Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club.    

For the second year in a row, reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Bloomberg News took the top prizes in the Institute on Political Journalism annual awards. Student reporters from the GW Hatchet and the Daily Pennsylvanian took top honors in the collegiate category. The annual awards are presented to journalists who best exemplify objective economic and investigative reporting.

TFAS presented the awards during its annual Journalism Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club on Friday, June 20. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the “Freedom and the Future: 47th Anniversary Annual Conference.” TFAS supporters, alumni and more than 50 current IPJ students attended the ceremony where award recipients gave encouraging words of advice to the future journalists in the audience.

Director of U.S. Programs and IPJ Joe Starrs welcomed guests and advised students in the audience to learn from the day’s award recipients. “Today’s winners are an excellent example of what it means to be a solid journalist,” said Starrs.

To learn more about the Institute on Political Journalism Awards, visitwww.TFAS.org/IPJAwards.

 

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