The Science of Early Learning Award Luncheon
was created in 2004 to recognize leaders in early childhood advocacy
and education. Each year the luncheon provides a unique opportunity
for business, community, government and academic leaders to join
with childcare providers and other interested parties to hear the
latest on early brain development and to recognize a community leader
for his or her leadership in early childhood education and advocacy.
Proceeds from the luncheon benefit New Directions Institute’s training and advocacy work in the science of early brain development.
The Seventh Annual Science of Early Learning Award Luncheon was held May 6, 2010 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
2010 Award Recipients:
(shown above accepting the awards on behalf of their foundation)
John Whiteman, The Whiteman Foundation
Jenny Miller, The Steve Nash Foundation
Denise Higgins, The Ibis Foundation
Dan Pedersen, The Buffett Early Childhood Fund
Lattie and Elva Coor, along with the other past luncheon honorees, surprised Dr. Jill Stamm with an appreciation award
for her leadership in the work of infant brain development.
2009 Honorees, Donald Diamond and Helaine Levy
2008 Honoree, Governor Janet Napolitano
2007 Honorees, Donald V. Budinger and Susan Budinger
2006 Honorees, Bruce and Diane Halle
2005 Honorees, Eddie and Nadine Basha
2004 Honorees, Dr. Lattie and Eva Coor