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William K. Reilly Fund's Annual Lecture & Award Series

2015 Reilly Award Winners

The Center for Environmental Policy's William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership recognize individuals in environmental careers who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, innovation, engagement of diverse interests, effective problem solving and contributions to future generations of environmental leaders. The awards, named in honor of one of the most respected leaders in U.S. environmental policy, will be given at a ceremony to be held at American University on March 26, 2015 to Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of Environment, and Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), will receive the 2015 William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Awards.
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2014 Event

The second annual William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership were presented at an event on April 24, 2014, on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. The event honored award winners Daniel C. Esty, former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, executive director of the Children's Environmental Health Network, for their contributions to innovations in environmental policy. At the event U.S. Senator Bob Graham delivered a keynote address, Bill Reilly provided remarks, and graduate students from the School of Public Affairs were awarded scholarships.

Watch the 2014 Ceremony




2013 Event

The first annual William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership were presented on April 23, 2013 at an invitation-only gala that awarded outstanding SPA students with scholarships and honored a pair of leaders in the world of environmental policy, Deerin Babb-Brott and Jeffrey Leonard.

Watch the 2013 Ceremony




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To learn more about these benefits and about making a contribution to the Reilly Fund please contact Danielle Miller Wagner (djmwagner@american.edu or 202-744-6506) or Dan Mackeben (mackeben@american.edu or 202-885-3968).

Leadership Awardees 2014

Daniel C. Esty
Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for Business and Environment at Yale

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon
Executive Director for the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN)

Scholarship Winners 2014

Jennifer Hernandez, SPA/MPP '15
Kavita Mak, SPA/MPP '15

Leadership Awardees 2013

Deerin Babb-Brott
Director of the White House National Oceans Council

Jeffrey Leonard
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Environment Fund

Scholarship winners 2013

Kristina Bell, SPA/MPA’14
Samuel Cramer, SPA/MPP’14
Zachary Rybarczyk, SPA/MPP’14


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