Marian Wright Edelman wins 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) has announced the 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize (10th anniversary) goes to Marian Wright Edelman , the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF).
Director Shannon French of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at CWRU touched her remarkable lifelong work and described “Edelman is a hugely inspirational change agent who has been indefatigable and remarkably effective in her efforts to improve lives, especially the lives of children.” The presentation ceremony and related events will be held on September 14-15, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
The CDF was established by Edelman in 1973, championing policies and programs to lift children from poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect and ensure their access to health care and quality education. Under Edelman’s leadership, the CDF has become the U.S. leading advocacy organization for children and families.
The Inamori Ethics Prize is presented by the CWRU Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence, established by a donation of the Inamori Foundation in 2005, and the prize is gifted to the individuals who have demonstrated exemplary ethical leadership and made a major contribution to the betterment of human society through their research and actions.
Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University