|WHO:||Johann Koss, four-time Olympic gold medalist; president and CEO of Right To Play
Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Council on Foundations
Robert Patricelli, member, Newman’s Own Foundation Board of Directors
|WHAT:||The Newman’s Own Award was established in 2010 by the Council on Foundations and Newman’s Own Foundation to recognize individuals who have used their professional achievement for significant philanthropic service and/or leadership. This year’s award recipient is Olympic speedskater Johann Koss who, after winning four gold medals and breaking multiple world records, founded the global humanitarian organization Right To Play. Mr. Koss will be presented with his award along with a $50,000 donation from Newman’s Own Foundation.|
|WHEN:|| Sunday, April 10, 2011
Council on Foundations Annual Conference Sunday Opening Plenary Session
Event begins at 11:30 a.m.
|WHERE:||Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Grand Ballroom E-L, Level 5
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
|CONTACT:|| Mark Carpenter
About the Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations (www.cof.org), formed in 1949, is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Members of the Council include more than 1,750 independent, operating, community, public, and company-sponsored foundations, and corporate giving programs in the United States and abroad. The Council’s mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.
About Newman’s Own Foundation
Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation donates to charity all net royalties and profits after taxes it receives from the sale of Newman’s Own products. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $300 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, please visit Newman’s Own Foundation at www.newmansownfoundation.org
About Right To Play
Right To Play is the leading international humanitarian and development organization using sport and play as tools to effect behaviour and social change. Our trained Coaches and community leaders implement our programs which are designed to develop basic life skills, prevent diseases, teach conflict resolution and instill hope in children affected by war, poverty and disease. Right To Play implements programs in 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. A pioneer in its field, Right To Play sets standards for quality sustainable programming, promotes best practices and advances research on the efficacy of sport-based development efforts. Founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur, Right To Play fosters the hope and skills that are essential to envisioning and realizing a better future. To learn more about Right To Play, please visit www.righttoplay.com.
Council on Foundations