Source: SaportaReport by Maria Saporta
Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter were awarded Georgia Tech’s prestigious 2017 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Friday – linking the legacies of two iconic Georgia political families.
It was the first time in its five-year history that the Allen Prize has been given to a couple rather than an individual.
The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize was made possible by a $2 million endowment from the Hilda and Wilbur Glenn Family Foundation. The prize recognizes people who have demonstrated leadership to improve the human condition despite personal risks and challenges. Prize winners receive $100,000 with their award.