September 2, 2002
Former President Bill Clinton is being awarded a prize for the economic achievements of his government by a union of European businesses.
Clinton will be presented Oct. 4 with the European SME Award on behalf of the Brussels-based Union of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, its German chapter announced Monday.
The former president is expected to receive the dlrs 100,000 prize in person in Munich, the group added.
The organization said Clinton was chosen for the award for his "outstanding efforts" that led to a "flourishing world economy and international foreign trade" during his two terms in office.
The award to Clinton marks the first time that the business union has given a European-wide prize.
Former recipients of the German group's national prize include German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his conservative challenger in Sept. 22 elections, Bavarian governor Edmund Stoiber.
August 26, 2002
The Man of the Year Event honoring President William J. Clinton to benefit the New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2002 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria.
Honorary Chairmen are Governor George E. Pataki, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Chairmen of the black tie gala are John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman & CEO, Red Apple Group, Inc.; Stephen Ross, Chairman & CEO, The Related Companies, L.P.; Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman, Miramax Films. Vice Chairmen of the event are Daniel B. Brewster, Jr., President & CEO, Gruner & Jahr USA; Edward J. Ludwig, Chairman, President & CEO, BD; Arthur Luxenberg, Managing Partner, Weitz & Luxenberg; Thomas H. Schwartz, Managing Director, Helmsley Spear, Inc.; Henry D'Auria, Alliance Capital; Nancy Kelly; and Eileen Nugent, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Executive Coordinating Chairmen of the event are Lonnie Haymes-Schwartz, James M. Lurie and Susan Solomon.
The September Man of the Year event benefits the New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International in its support of diabetes research. It is one of New York's largest and most prestigious fundraising events of the season. Adding to the glamour of the Man of the Year Gala will be Special Guest Performer and 8-time Grammy Award Winner, Sheryl Crow; Master of Ceremonies, CBS News Anchor Ernie Anastos; and Oscar and Tony Award winning actor Kevin Kline presenting the Award.
President Clinton's extraordinary leadership to increase funding for diabetes research exemplifies his dedicated commitment to find a cure for the millions who suffer from diabetes and its complications. In 1997, with the words "we cannot rest until we find a cure that will free our children from this disease," President Clinton set in place an unprecedented $2.4 billion federal commitment for diabetes research, treatment and education.
The cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 7:00 p.m. For more information on the Gala, including tickets, please call Ms. Kathryn Davids, New York Chapter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 381 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016, (212) 689-2860, fax (212) 689-4038, or e-mail Kdavids@jdrf.org.
JDRF, the world's leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes-a disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than $600 million to diabetes research worldwide. In a typical year, 85 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and education about research. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. For more information, visit our website at http://www.jdrf.org, or call the New York Chapter at 212-689-2860.