2018 Atlas Award
August 09, 2018
Established in 1998, the Atlas Award honors an individual or group for significant humanitarian achievements and for commitment to civic engagement embodying the ideals articulated in the World Affairs Council’s maxim: “In a democracy, agreement is not essential; participation is.”
For 2018 the Officers and Directors of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia are proud to present the Atlas Award to Corteva Agriscience and to have the award accepted on behalf of the company by COO James C. Collins, Jr.
When most readers of this announcement were born, the population of the world was less than 3 billion. When these same readers turn 100, there are projected to be nearly 10 billion mouths to feed.
But therein may lie the greatest question of the 21st century – can 10 billion people be well fed sustainably?
Combining the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection, and Dow AgroSciences, with over 2 centuries of scientific and business achievement, Corteva Agriscience is dedicated to the proposition that, “As an industry agriculture must find smarter ways to help society thrive… to revitalize how we farm and fuel human potential for our changing world and those who work to feed it.”
Past recipients of the Atlas Award have included Vice President Joseph Biden, Dr. Helene Gayle, the CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative, the Human Rights Project for Girls, the Wall Street War Fighters Association, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School first responders.
DATE OF EVENT
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Additional sponsorship opportunities at the Gold ($5,000) and Platinum ($10,000) levels are available. Please contact Membership at 215-561-4700 ext. 222 for more details.
Silver Sponsor: $1,000
Bronze Sponsor: $250
Friends of the Council: $75
Young Friends of the Council: $40
For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility), please call Hayley Boyle at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Kristi Scogna ext. 235.