PEACE PRIZE – Ambassador Andrew Young
Honors leadership in the promotion of fraternity between peoples and nations.
For almost half a century, Andrew Young has worked for the social, political and economic advancement of oppressed people around the world. He joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1961 as director of the organization’s Citizenship Schools, joining veteran activist Septima Clark to teach literacy and leadership skills to rural southern black women and men. Young was an aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. and a thoughtful strategist for some of the most important protests, including the Birmingham campaign and March on Washington in 1963. Young served as executive director of SCLC (1964-1968). He helped draft the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. After the assassination of King, Young was named executive vice president of SCLC (1968-1970). He moved into the arena of politics as the first black Georgian elected to the U.S. Congress since Reconstruction (1972-1976). President Jimmy Carter appointed Young U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1977. With his help, protection of human rights and economic advancement in underdeveloped countries became objectives of U.S foreign policy. Young was forced out of that position in 1979 because he met secretly with representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization to help mediate for peace in the Middle East. Nonetheless, in 1981, President Jimmy Carter awarded Young the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award. Young returned to Georgia and served as mayor of Atlanta for two terms (1981-1990). In 1994 President Bill Clinton appointed him to oversee the $100 million Southern Africa Development Fund.
Andrew Jackson Young, son of a dentist and a teacher, grew up in a predominantly white, affluent neighborhood in New Orleans. Early in life his parents taught him the importance of giving back to the community. Young graduated from Howard University in 1951 and earned his Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Hartford Theological Seminary in Connecticut in 1955. He married schoolteacher Jean Childs in 1954. The two would raise four children together before her death in 1994. Young served as the minister of churches in rural Alabama and Georgia in 1955, then worked for the National Council of Churches in New York (1957-1961).
Young is co-founder of GoodWorks International, a consulting group that promotes initiatives to improve conditions in Africa and the Caribbean. He is also a professor in the Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Young lives in Atlanta with his second wife Carolyn.
JUSTICE PRIZE – Prince Jean of Orléans, Dauphin of France
Honors leadership in effecting positive social change.
Prince Jean d’Orleans was born May 19, 1965 in Boulogne-Billancourt. Heirs of the 40 kings who made France Hugh Capet to Louis Philippe, he is the son of Henri d’Orléans Count Paris and Marie-Thérèse d’Orleans Duchess of Montpensier. Titled Duke of Vendôme in 1987 by his great father Henri d’Orleans Count of Paris, he is the cousin of many European royal families. Married since 2009 with Miss Philomena of Tornos y Steinhart, he is the father of a boy, born Gaston 2009.Scolarisé in the municipal school of Vétraz-Montoux in Haute-Savoie, it then passes his baccalaureate with the Jesuits in Reims. He holds a Master of Philosophy (Sorbonne), a Master of Law (Free Faculty of Economics and Law in Paris) and an MBA spent in Los Angeles. He completed his Military Service of the 7th Fighter Arras, as Aspirant then First Lieutenant commanding a platoon of tank battles. For 10 years, he is a consultant to Lazard Frères, Deloitte & Touche and Banques Populaires. Trilingual, French, English and German, he has a passion for winter sports and for American cinema. He knows it very well that the United States has crossed twice, and voiture.En Greyhound in 1999, he became Manager of Groupement Forestier Thiérache (family grouping 2,500 hectares) and shareholder in 2003 .
In 2005, he made an expedition to the Arctic in the footsteps of his great great uncle, the Duke of Orleans, whose voyage in 1905 was of high scientific content. In 2007, he created his own company, Future & Heritage Council, to showcase the French heritage linked to the kings and princes of his family. It performs consulting, anime events and lectures in France and abroad.
In 2009, he was appointed honorary member of André Charles Boulle Committee. In 2010 he was elected director of the Forest Committee and in 2011, director of Friends of the Castle Eu.En 2003 he created the association Gens de France, of which he is president, to promote the relationship between people, contribute the good of France and its influence abroad. Today the association has several actions among youth especially troubled by their visit historical places (Saint Denis, Reims). In 2009 he published his first book ‘A French Prince “result of 10 years of travel in France, Europe and Worldwide. Today nearly 10,000 copies were sold.
In 2011 the association Gens de France publishes a booklet on SMEs. Moreover, Prince John is also involved in several other subjects that fascinate him: culture, science and the environment, education and the Francophonie and the social economy.
MILLENNIUM GATE PRIZE – Carol Tome
Honors excellence in the arts, sciences, or business.
Carol B. Tomé has served as chief financial officer at Home Depot since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of corporate services in January 2007. She provides leadership in the areas of real estate, store construction, financial services, strategic business development and growth initiatives. Her corporate finance duties include financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial operations, divisional finance, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and tax.
Carol joined The Home Depot in 1995. Prior to that, she was vice president and treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation. Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as director of banking for the Johns-Manville Corporation.
In 2003, Carol joined the UPS board of directors and currently serves as chair of the audit committee. From January 2008 through December 2013, Carol served as a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, in both a board chair and board vice-chair capacity. In 2012, she chaired the board of The Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the second woman chair in the organization’s 150-year history.
Carol is an active volunteer, serving as a trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Kennesaw State University Foundation, and Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board. Carol is also a member of the board of governors for the American Red Cross and serves as Vice Chair of the Policy Advisory Board for the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Further, she is a member of The Committee of 200 and serves as secretary to the board of trustees for the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
In 2012, The Wall Street Journal ranked Carol No. 2 on its list of the best chief financial officers in corporate America and in 2013, Fortune magazine listed her among the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the second consecutive year. In 2013, Carol was named a laureate and a member of the Junior Achievement of Georgia Business Hall of Fame. In 2011, she received a distinguished alumna award from the University of Wyoming. Carol was recognized with the 2009 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award by BDN Network and the 2009 CFO of the Year award by the CFO Roundtable. She ranked No. 16 in Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and was included by The Wall Street Journal on its list of 50 Women to Watch in 2007.
Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Denver.