Heinz Receives Schweitzer Medal
Lore Toepfer and Teresa
PHOTO BY HPS / WILL
Teresa Heinz, a noted philanthropist, accepted the 2003
Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism last week
in a ceremony in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus. The
award was presented by President William R. Brody and Lore
Toepfer, whose late father, Alfred Toepfer, established the
foundation that gives the Schweitzer award to recognize
extraordinary achievement in humanitarianism.
Heinz, who is the wife of presidential candidate Sen.
John Kerry (D-Mass.), is chairman of the Heinz Family
Philanthropies and the Heinz Endowments.
The award recognizes her efforts to protect the
environment, to promote health care and education and to
improve the lives of women and children around the world.
For the text of Heinz's acceptance speech, go to
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