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FEMINIST ICON GLORIA STEINEM, U.S. SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY, AMONG SIX 2013 HONOREES AT OCTOBER 13TH ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TRIBUTE IN HYDE PARK, NY

Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy will be honored on Sunday, October 13th at 12 noon when six honorees will receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medals at her home in Hyde Park, NY. 

 

This year’s honorees include: Gloria Steinem, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife, Marcelle, educator Glen Johnson, the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union represented by its CEO Mary Madden, and philanthropist/preservationist Joan Davidson.

 

            Each of the honorees made significant contributions to local or global humanitarian causes, reflecting Eleanor Roosevelt’s lifelong efforts on behalf of public education, advocacy for the needy, social and racial justice, and human rights. All have been deeply involved in the kind of humanitarian causes and values championed by Mrs. Roosevelt. 

 

.  The event supports the work of the Hyde Park-based Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center.  The Center’s mission is to inspire and empower individuals and organizations to use their time, talent and resources to build a just and sustainable world. (www.erleadership.org)

 

            Previous recipients of the award include Hillary Clinton, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Mike Wallace, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Susan Sarandon among a long roster of public servants and celebrities.

 

Contact: Mary Frances Duffy/The Dilenschneider Group/212-922-0900

 

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