2012 International Awards Gala

November 1, 2017 September 18, 2012


Cipriani Wall Street | New York City 

Opening Minds Corporate Leadership Award

to be presented to

Western Union

To be accepted by Hikmet Ersek, CEO

For their outstanding commitment to good corporate social responsibility and the cause of education, especially through Western Union’s Family Scholarship Program.

Humanitarian Award

to be presented to

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund® (SRF) Founders

Henry Jarecki, Henry Kaufman, Thomas Russo & George Soros

to recognize their pioneering and instrumental efforts in saving the lives and ideas of threatened scholars, and protecting and promoting academic freedom around the world.

Fritz Redlich Alumni Award

to be presented posthumously to

The Honorable John Atta Mills

President of Ghana | Fulbright Scholar to Stanford University, 1971

for his exemplary leadership in increasing cooperation and understanding between Ghana and the world, and his resolute support of advancing education in Ghana. We will recognize the achievements of this accomplished Fulbright alumnus posthumously, due to his untimely death on July 24, 2012. Our condolences go to the family of President John Atta Mills and to the people of Ghana.

To find out more about IIE’s 2012 Gala, including information on sponsorship, please contact Becky Yi at byi@iie.org or +1 212.984.5456.