- John J. Mack
, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley, the National Education Association
, and GLSEN student organizer Elizabeth Duthinh
have been announced as honorees for the fourth annual Respect Awards
gala, to be held on May 21, 2007 at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City. Proceeds from the gala will benefit GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
John J. Mackís family foundation, the Christy & John Mack Foundation, has been a longtime supporter of GLSEN, helping fund GLSENís efforts to promote comprehensive statewide safe schools laws.
The National Education Association is one of GLSENís most committed partners in the safe schools movement, partnering with GLSEN on programs such as No Name Calling Week and training programs designed to help teachers understand and address anti-LGBT bias and behavior in the classroom.
Elizabeth Duthinh of Frederick, Md., is a member of GLSEN Jump-Start National Student Leadership Team and co-clerk of Sandy Springs Friends Schoolís Gay-Straight Alliance. Along with working to support intergenerational community building with the Youth Ministries Committee, part of the Friends General Conference national organization of Quakers, Duthinh organized student participation to advocate for a statewide safe schools law at a recent Maryland lobby day.
GLSENís Respect Awards
recognize individual and corporate leaders who have helped propel GLSENís efforts to ensure safe schools for all of Americaís students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Past Respect Awards
Ė New York honorees include: Citigroup, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Advocate
magazineís 2005 Person of the Year Kerry Pacer, former U.S. House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and his daughter Chrissy Gephardt, student activist Talia Stein, Lehman Brothers, Andrew Tobias, student activist Mariano Gatto, and MTV Music Television.
Monday, May 21, 2007
6:00pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm Dinner and Awards Presentation
Cipriani Wall Street
New York City
John J. Mack, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley
National Education Association
GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. For more information on GLSENís educational resources, public policy agenda, student organizing programs, research, public education or development initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.