MIDWEST ACADEMY
AWARDS
2010

Midwest Academy Heather Award


Cathy Duvall
Sierra Club
Cathy_Duvall
Cathy Duvall

Cathy Duvall is currently the National Political & Public Advocacy Director of the Sierra Club where she oversees the Club's direct electoral activities and voter education campaigns. She comes to this position after more than 20 years of environmental and political organizing at the local, state, national and international levels. She spent the first decade living in a dozen states and working as a grassroots organizer to pass local and state policy initiatives. She spent the second decade immersed in partisan politics, working to elect dozens of Members of Congress, U.S. Presidents and as a key consultant to now President Viktor Yushchenko during the "Orange Revolution" in 2003-2004. She joined the staff of the Sierra Club at the end of 2005. During her tenure, Cathy has led the organization in its most extensive and victorious political programs, expanding the work at both the national and state levels. She is a recognized leader in the DC progressive political community and was recently named "one of the top 100 most influential people in Washington DC" by Washington Life Magazine. She sits on numerous national boards including Working America Education Fund, Voices for Progress, and the Blue Green Alliance Education Fund.

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Greetings!

We invite you to join us for the:

Midwest Academy Awards
Wednesday, December 8th

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut, NW
Washington, DC

6:00 - Reception
7:00 - Awards Ceremony

This year we will present Jackie Kendall and Steve Max, of the Midwest Academy, with the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Jon Youngdahl, SEIU and Mike Podhorzer, AFL-CIO will receive the Progressive Leadership Awards. Cathy Duvall of the Sierra Club and Heather McGhee of Demos will be the recipients of the Heather Awards.

We would be pleased if you would join us in honoring these remarkable organizers by agreeing to serve as a sponsor and host by contributing $10,000, $5,000, $3,000, $1500 or $600 to support the ongoing work of the Midwest Academy. Your support will help make this a wonderful, successful event for the honorees.
Also available are ads of congratulations for the Program book.
Tickets for the event are $100.

We look forward to celebrating the annual Awards night with you!

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Sincerely,
Heather Booth Signature
Heather Booth
President, Board of Directors

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