CEF Awardees

May 3, 2010  |  No Comments  |  by Broddy  |  CEF Awardees

James G. O’Hara Education Leadership Award

1986: The Honorable Jim Wright, Representative from Texas
1987: The Honorable William D. Ford, Representative from Michigan
1988: The Honorable Thomas P. O’Neill Jr., Representative from Massachusetts
The Honorable Robert T. Stafford, Senator from Vermont
1989: The Honorable Augustus F. Hawkins, Representative from California
1990: The Honorable Claiborne Pell, Senator from Rhode Island
The Honorable William H. Natcher, Representative from Kentucky
1991: The Honorable John Brademas, Representative from Indiana
1992: The Honorable Robert C. Byrd, Senator from West Virginia
1993: The Honorable Robert V. Dellums, Representative from California
1994: The Honorable Major R. Owens, Representative from New York
1995: The Honorable James M. Jeffords, Senator from Vermont
The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts
1997: The Honorable Christopher J. Dodd, Senator from Connecticut
The Honorable Arlen Specter, Senator from Pennsylvania
1998: The Honorable Louis Stokes, Representative from Ohio
2001: The Honorable Tom Harkin, Senator from Iowa
2003: The Honorable David R. Obey, Representative from Wisconsin

Charles Wilson Lee Citizen Service Award

1988: Mr. Owen B. Butler, Former Chairman, Procter & Gamble, Incorporated
1989: Mr. Charles W. Lee, Former Executive Director, Committee for Education Funding
1992: Mr. Jonathan Kozol, Author of Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools
1993: Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States
2007: Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton, for the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund

The William H. Natcher Distinguished Service Award

1986:
The Honorable Mark Andrews, Senator from North Dakota
The Honorable Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Senator from Connecticut
The Honorable William H. Gray III, Representative from Pennsylvania
The Honorable Pat Williams, Representative from Montana

1987:
The Honorable Ernest P. Hollings, Senator from South Carolina
The Honorable Silvio O. Conte, Representative from Massachusetts

1988:
The Honorable William H. Natcher, Representative from Kentucky
The Honorable Augustus F. Hawkins, Representative from California
The Honorable Louis Stokes, Representative form Ohio

1989:
The Honorable Dale E. Kildee, Representative from Michigan

1990:
The Honorable Tom Harkin, Senator from Iowa
The Honorable Dale E. Kildee, Representative from Michigan
The Honorable Silvio O. Conte, Representative from Massachusetts
The Honorable William F. Goodling, Representative from Pennsylvania

1991:
The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, Senator from Colorado
The Honorable William D. Ford, Representative from Michigan

1992:
The Honorable Jim Sasser, Senator from Tennessee
The Honorable John Conyers Jr., Representative from Michigan

1993:
The Honorable Tom Harkin, Senator from Iowa

1994:
The Honorable James M. Jeffords, Senator from Vermont
The Honorable Martin Olav Sabo, Representative from Minnesota

1995:
The Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, Senator from Oregon
The Honorable Olympia J. Snowe, Senator from Maine
The Honorable David R. Obey, Representative from Wisconsin

1997:
The Honorable Pete V. Domenici, Senator from New Mexico
The Honorable John M. Spratt Jr., Representative from South Carolina
The Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Representative from New York
The Honorable Michael N. Castle, Representative from Delaware

1998:
The Honorable Patty Murray, Senator from Washington
The Honorable Jack Reed, Senator from Rhode Island
The Honorable Connie Morella, Representative from Maryland

1999:
The Honorable John Edward Porter, Representative from Illinois
The Honorable David R. Obey, Representative from Wisconsin

2000:
The Honorable Ted Stevens, Senator from Alaska
The Honorable Steny Hoyer, Representative from Maryland

2001:
The Honorable George Miller, Representative from California

2002:
The Honorable Edward Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts
The Honorable Kent Conrad, Senator from North Dakota
The Honorable Susan Collins, Senator from Maine
The Honorable Ralph Regula, Representative from Ohio

2003:
The Honorable Robert C. Byrd, Senator from West Virginia
The Honorable Michael N. Castle, Representative from Delaware

2004:
The Honorable Arlen Specter, Senator from Pennsylvania
The Honorable Jack Reed, Senator from Rhode Island
The Honorable David R. Obey, Representative from Wisconsin

2007:
The Honorable Dave Obey, Representative from Wisconsin
The Honorable Jim Walsh, Representative from New York

2008:
The Honorable Robert Scott, Representative from Virginia

2009:
The Honorable Timothy Bishop, Representative from New York

2010:
The Honorable Tom Harkin, Senator from Iowa

Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding Education Advocacy

1996: The Honorable Richard W. Riley, Secretary of Education
1997: The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States
1999: The Honorable Edward Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts
2001: The Honorable James Jeffords, Senator from Vermont
2008: The Honorable Robert Byrd, Senator from West Virginia
2009: The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

The Richard W. Riley Career Service Award

1996:
The Honorable Claiborne Pell, Senator from Rhode Island
The Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, Senator from Oregon
The Honorable Paul Simon, Senator from Illinois
The Honorable Nancy L. Kassebaum, Senator from Kansas
The Honorable Pat Williams, Representative from Montana2000:
The Honorable Richard W. Riley, Secretary of Education

2006:
The Honorable Jim Jeffords, Senator from Vermont

2009:
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Representative from California

The Edward M. Kennedy Lifetime Advocacy Award

2009: In Memory of the Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts

2010: The Honorable David R. Obey, Representative from Wisconsin’s Seventh District

Outstanding New Member Award

1993:
The Honorable Patty Murray, Senator from Washington
The Honorable Xavier Becerra, Representative from California
The Honorable Lynn C. Woolsey, Representative from California

1995:
The Honorable William H. Frist, Senator from Tennessee
The Honorable Lynn N. Rivers, Representative from Michigan

2002:
The Honorable Michael M. Honda, Representative from California

2003:
The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, Representative from Maryland

2004:
The Honorable Timothy Bishop, Representative from New York

2007:
The Honorable John Yarmuth, Representative from Kentucky

2009:
The Honorable Glen Thompson, Representative from Pennsylvania

Special Recognition Award

1999:
The Honorable David Todd Kearns, Founder of New American Schools
The Honorable William Kennard, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

2000:
The Honorable William L. Clay, Representative from Missouri
The Honorable William F. Goodling, Representative from Pennsylvania
Susan Frost, Special Advisor to the Secretary of Education and Former Executive Director, Committee for Education Funding

2003:
The Honorable Chuck Hagel, Senator from Nebraska

2009:
The Honorable Jim Webb, Senator from Virginia
The Honorable Chuck Hagel, former Senator from Nebraska
Ellen Murry, Majority Clerk, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor,
Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

2010:
Cheryl L. Smith, Former Majority Clerk, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

CEF Awards House Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Senator Jim Webb

October 6, 2009  |  No Comments  |  by Broddy  |  CEF Awardees

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received the Richard W. Riley Career Service Award “for an outstanding career of exemplary support of better education for all.”

Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) received the Committee for Education Funding’s Special Recognition Award “for outstanding dedication to the success of America’s Students and for making education a national priority.”

CEF Awards Rep Glenn Thompson

October 6, 2009  |  No Comments  |  by Broddy  |  CEF Awardees

Washington, D.C.—The Committee for Education Funding last night awarded the Outstanding New Member Award to U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard. The award was given for his commitment to the nations’ students through advocating education as an investment in the future.

The ceremony, sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the Arts and Entertainment Television Network, took place last night at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington where several other legislators were honored for their achievements.

Thompson was recognized because of his work supporting career and technical education programs. He is a member of the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, and serves on the Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness Subcommittee of the Education and Labor Committee.

In support of career and technical education, the Congressman wrote an op-ed in The Hill newspaper in May that contained the following: “As Congress moves forward with the goal of creating new jobs, we must place a national focus on retooling our workforce in order to remain competitive. We must ensure there are enough workers to fill the technical jobs that will soon be vacated by the retiring baby boomer generation and also to make certain there are enough skilled workers to fill newly created jobs. This will foster real economic growth with realistic and sustainable jobs.”

This year was the 40th anniversary for the Committee for Education Funding, (www.cef.org) a non-profit and non-partisan coalition of more than 80 organizations reflecting the broad spectrum of the education community.

Other awards went to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, Sen. Jim Webb, D-VA, Rep. Timothy Bishop, D-NY , Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-RI, and Ellen Murray, the clerk of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

CEF Awards Representative Tim Bishop

October 6, 2009  |  No Comments  |  by Broddy  |  CEF Awardees

Washington, DC–The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), the nation’s largest education coalition, celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Wednesday night at its annual gala and awards banquet. More than 350 education professionals representing pre-k through post graduate education, as well as members of Congress, attended to pay tribute to this year’s awardees.

At the awards banquet, Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY) was presented with the William H. Natcher Award for his “distinguished service during the first session of the 111th Congress in elevating the priority of education funding.”

“I am grateful to receive this distinguished honor from the leaders of the education community,” said Bishop, a member of the Education and Labor Committee. “Together we will continue to work to increase funding for education, so that more students can pursue their dreams and secure America’s future leadership in the world.”

Bishop helped author the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, which was passed by the House of Representatives last month and would generate almost $100 billion in savings over the next ten years that will be used to increase Pell Grant scholarships, keep interest rates on federal loans affordable, and create a more reliable and effective financial aid system for families — all at no cost to taxpayers.

The CEF recognized the work of four other Congressional leaders at the conference: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA), and Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI).

Founded in 1969, the CEF, a nonprofit and nonpartisan coalition of over 80 organizations reflecting the broad spectrum of the education community, seeks to achieve adequate federal support for the education of our nation’s students. Members include education associations, institutions, agencies and organizations whose interests range from preschool to postgraduate education in both the public and private sectors. For more information about CEF, please visit our website at www.cef.org.