Keystone Center raises money in D.C. during annual awards dinner |

Keystone Center raises money in D.C. during annual awards dinner


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Keystone Center expects to have raised nearly $400,000 for the organization during its 14th annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C,. held last week.During the event that was emceed by National Public Radio’s Cokie Roberts, the center recognized four people in various aspects of leadership in the country. The Keystone Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 1975 in Keystone, helps facilitate dialogues on environment, energy and public health issues.Those honored this year include Peter Seligmann, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Conservation International; Carlo Parravano, executive director of Merck Institute for Science Education; John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Company; and Sen. Olympia Snowe, of Maine.”This year’s honorees have been selected for their leadership, outstanding problem-solving skills and efforts to seek consensus-based solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing society,” said Peter Adler, Ph.D., president of The Keystone Center. “Each has demonstrated a sense of vision and capacity to bring about change … and have contributed to society in ways that reflect the spirit and mission of The Keystone Center.”

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