The Echo Foundation: What Can One Person Do?

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The Echo Foundation: What Can One Person Do?

  1. 1. what can person do?
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Echo Foundation promotes justice and inspires moral courage through education, creative acts of service and leadership development. </li></ul>We think: plenty.
  3. 3. OUR PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Individuals can make a difference once they are shown how </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential education builds moral courage </li></ul><ul><li>Positive relationships and personal mentoring build confidence and support development </li></ul><ul><li>Social awareness is the first step toward global citizenship </li></ul>
  4. 4. OUR METHOD <ul><li>Encourage and support personal growth and the development of social conscience </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for students to interact with individuals who model ethical, compassionate leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Promote opportunities for students to take action </li></ul><ul><li>Give future leaders a competitive edge for higher education </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Voices Against Indifference </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum & dialogue-based character-education for high school students </li></ul>OUR INITIATIVES One by One by One..... Paul Farmer & Partners In Health
  6. 6. OUR INITIATIVES Footsteps Global Initiative International travel, leadership, & service program for high school students Forum For Hope Roundtable discussion between world-renowned humanitarians and regional faith, business, civic, & education leaders Living Together in the 21st Century CMS-mandated character-education for 2nd grade students Books Beyond Borders Creating & furnishing English-language libraries for children in under-served schools abroad
  7. 7. 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 For more than a decade The Echo Foundation has brought the humanitarian voices of science, academia and the faith community to Charlotte, North Carolina.
  8. 8. Varian Fry American journalist who spearheaded the rescue of around 2,500 people, including some of the 20 th century’s most prolific artists, writers, and scientists, from Nazi-occupied France in the 1940s Charles Fawcett 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 American actor and musician who assisted Varian Fry in his rescue operation
  9. 9. Harry Wu Chinese dissident, internationally renowned human rights advocate, and founder and President of the Laogai Research Foundation 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  10. 10. Human rights activist and president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Kerry Kennedy
  11. 11. Original translator of Anne Frank's A Diary of A Young Girl 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Barbara Mooyaart Doubleday
  12. 12. Nigerian Nobel Laureate for Literature, poet, playwright, novelist, and activist for justice 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Wole Soyinka
  13. 13. Jesuit priest, human rights activist, former Georgetown University law professor, and former Democratic U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts 1920-2007 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Father Robert Drinan
  14. 14. Exiled Sierra Leonean poet, novelist, and journalist 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Syl Cheney Coker
  15. 15. World-renowned economist and Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Jeffrey Sachs
  16. 16. 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University
  17. 17. Dr. Bernard Kouchner 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Founder of the Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, former UN Representative in Kosovo, and former Foreign Minister of France
  18. 18. A Gathering of Nobel Laureates: Science for the 21 st Century Five Nobel Laureates in the sciences: Günter Blobel, Edmond Fischer, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Douglas Osheroff, and Robert Richardson 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  19. 19. Young Heroes of Hope Five former Echo student leaders and activists: Horace Ballard, Katie Chamblee, Andrew Chan, Justine Treadwell, and Chris Sinay 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  20. 20. Peter Agre Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, physician, and founding member of Scientists and Engineers for Change 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  21. 21. A Decade Inspired by Elie Wiesel 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Nobel Laureate for Peace, Holocaust survivor, author, humanitarian, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University
  22. 22. Harry Kroto Chemistry Nobel Laureate and advocate for public science education 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  23. 23. Bishop Rucyahana 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 John Prendergast Rwandan Bishop, human rights activist, and Founder of the Sonrise School Human rights activist, author, educator, and Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project
  24. 24. Founding Director of Partners In Health, medical anthropologist, physician, and author 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Dr. Paul Farmer
  25. 25. In April 2011, The Echo Foundation will host Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Dr. Aaron Ciechanover for its annual Voices Against Indifference Initiative Dr. Aaron Ciechanover
  26. 26. FOOTSTEPS GLOBAL INITIATIVE <ul><li>Acquire knowledge of & sensitivity to people beyond their boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the meaning of global citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivate a sense of personal responsibility for humankind </li></ul>A leadership and service program for high school students enabling them to:
  27. 27. FOOTSTEPS GLOBAL INITIATIVE 2007 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ELIE WIESEL 12 Footsteps Ambassadors Romania, Poland, France, & Germany Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps Creation of Documentary Film
  28. 28. Holocaust History
  29. 29. FOOTSTEPS IN RWANDA GLOBAL INITIATIVE 2008 & 2010 18 Footsteps Ambassadors Rwinkwavu, Rwanda Nkondo 1 Primary School: Provided school supplies; designed and established Echo Children’s Library & supplied 1,200 donated books Studied Partners In Health model Genocide reconciliation
  30. 30. Rwanda Echo in Action
  31. 31. <ul><li>Program Coordinator Myles Wynn </li></ul><ul><li>Rwinkwavu, Rwanda </li></ul><ul><li>Nkondo 1 Primary School: English and Health Curricula; Faculty Development; Installation of Water Tank; Library Support </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Rwanda Internship Program </li></ul>ECHO IN RWANDA GLOBAL INITIATIVE 2008 & 2010 2009 - 2010 INITIATIVE
  32. 32. <ul><li>Echo has... </li></ul><ul><li>Served 638,000+ high school & university students, with the support of 3,300 teacher participants </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered twenty humanitarian leaders to Charlotte, nine of which are Nobel Laureates </li></ul><ul><li>Created & furnished three international school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Convened15 Forums for Community Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Instituted Echo character education program at 103 schools, reaching 120,000+ second graders </li></ul>In its 13 years,
  33. 33. <ul><li>The Echo Foundation positions students to gain entrance to top colleges and universities. Our students have gone on to attend: </li></ul>THEIR FUTURE
  34. 34. Yale University NC State Harvard University Wake Forest University Duke University UNC Chapel Hill MIT Princeton University Williams College Tulane University UVA Stanford University Tufts University George Washington University Swarthmore College
  35. 35. My involvement with Echo has played a critical part in who I am today… helping me realize I want to spend my life helping those who are less privileged. Gabby Reed 2007 & 2008 Footsteps Ambassador
  36. 36. I believe the opportunity that I had… significantly helped me as a student and a person to mature and learn more about the concepts of life. I know that colleges were impressed with the opportunity I had…and I am grateful for that. Preston Gray 2007 Footsteps Ambassador
  37. 37. The Echo Foundation not only gave me my first experience in bridging diverse groups and being a leader, but it also gave me the inspiration and the belief in myself that I needed to do it. Katie Chamblee Founder, Village Education Project
  38. 38. <ul><li>Established to honor a member of the Mecklenburg County community who works “… with an eye toward peace, a heart filled with compassion and a voice against indifference…in order to remind our community of its highest ideals.” </li></ul>Echo Award Against Indifference
  39. 39. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Joe Martin Echo Award Against Indifference
  40. 40. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. Echo Award Against Indifference
  41. 41. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Sister Mary Thomas Burke Echo Award Against Indifference
  42. 42. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Harvey B. Gantt Echo Award Against Indifference
  43. 43. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Dr. Dean W. Colvard Echo Award Against Indifference
  44. 44. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Hugh McColl, Jr. Echo Award Against Indifference
  45. 45. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Howard “Smoky” Bissell Echo Award Against Indifference
  46. 46. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Sally Robinson Echo Award Against Indifference
  47. 47. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Alan Dickson Stuart Dickson Echo Award Against Indifference
  48. 48. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Past Recipient: Ferguson, Stein, Chambers Gresham & Sumter, P.A. Echo Award Against Indifference
  49. 49. <ul><li>The Echo Foundation wishes to thank its many sponsors and friends for their extraordinary support of </li></ul><ul><li>In The Footsteps of Elie Wiesel </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>A Night To Remember </li></ul>
  50. 50. FILM SPONSORS <ul><li>Arts & Science Council </li></ul><ul><li>Crandall & Erskine Bowles </li></ul><ul><li>The Leon Levine Foundation: Sandra and Leon Levine </li></ul><ul><li>Stead Family Foundation </li></ul>
  51. 51. 2010 SPONSORS <ul><li>LEADERS OF TOMORROW SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Stead Family Foundation </li></ul>PREMIERE RECEPTION SPONSOR Bank of America AWARD AGAINST INDIFFERENCE SPONSOR Foundation For The Carolinas
  52. 52. <ul><li>MEMORY, CULTURE & FAITH SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Julie & Howard Levine </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING SPONSOR Lori & Eric Sklut PREMIER EDUCATION SPONSOR The Dickson Foundation
  53. 53. <ul><li>STUDENT LEADERSHIP SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Rodgers Builders, Inc. </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS REGIONAL CURRICULUM DISTRIBUTION SPONSOR Wachovia - Wells Fargo DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SPONSOR Deloitte LLP
  54. 54. <ul><li>RIGHT TO HEALTH SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Carolinas Medical Center </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS GLOBAL DIPLOMACY SPONSOR The Avenir Foundation CHARACTER EDUCATION SPONSOR Joseph Andolino
  55. 55. <ul><li>DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie & Kevin Archer </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS STUDENT DIALOGUE WITH ELIE WIESEL SPONSOR Sally & Russell Robinson TECHNOLOGY FOR HUMANKIND SPONSOR Goodrich Foundation
  56. 56. <ul><li>ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>BB&T </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS THE POWER OF FREEDOM SPONSOR Regine & Andreas Bechtler ART & WRITING CONTEST SPONSOR Arts & Science Council
  57. 57. <ul><li>RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Diamonds Direct </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS MUSIC OF CANTOR JOSEPH MALOVANY SPONSOR Elaine & Joseph Camarda GLOBAL PEACE SPONSOR Amy & Alfred Dawson
  58. 58. <ul><li>REMEMBRANCE & COMPASSION SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia & William Gorelick </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS WORLD HEALTH SPONSOR Donna & Richard Gilbert SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SPONSOR EnergyOne of The Carolinas
  59. 59. <ul><li>INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Peggy & James Hynes </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP SPONSOR Beverly & James Hance COMMUNITY BUILDING SPONSOR Dale & Larry Polsky
  60. 60. <ul><li>COMMUNITY ADVOCACY SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Velva & Tom Woollen </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION SPONSOR SGL Group – The Carbon Company BUILDING GREEN SPONSOR Patricia & B.D. Rodgers
  61. 61. <ul><li>CONFECTION DESIGN SPONSOR </li></ul><ul><li>Serafina Custom Design Catering </li></ul>2010 SPONSORS MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS SPONSOR Kathy Rowan INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE SPONSOR Suzy Ruth & Thom Young
  62. 62. <ul><li>The Echo Foundation thanks The Cannon Foundation for grant support. </li></ul>EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR Uptown Sedan Service HISTORY, LAND & CULTURE SPONSOR Covenant Wines, Napa Valley 2010 SPONSORS
  63. 63. PATRONS’ PACKAGE SPONSORS <ul><li>Blumenthal Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Country Day School </li></ul><ul><li>Crosland, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Pamela & Robert Davies </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Place </li></ul><ul><li>Ernst & Young </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte </li></ul><ul><li>Levine Properties </li></ul><ul><li>Myers Park United Methodist Church </li></ul><ul><li>NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>NC Council on the Holocaust </li></ul>
  64. 64. PATRONS’ PACKAGE SPONSORS <ul><li>Poyner & Spruill, LLP </li></ul><ul><li>Presbyterian Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Queens University of Charlotte </li></ul><ul><li>Faye Sinkoe & Family </li></ul><ul><li>Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Temple Beth-El </li></ul><ul><li>Temple Israel </li></ul><ul><li>UNC Charlotte Community Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Karen & Timothy Verhagen </li></ul><ul><li>Wachovia - Wells Fargo </li></ul>
  65. 65. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ELIE WIESEL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS <ul><li>Bank of America </li></ul><ul><li>C.D. Spangler Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca & Harry Dalton </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Helen & James Dalton </li></ul><ul><li>Gwin & Robert Dalton </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth & Rufus Dalton </li></ul><ul><li>The Dickson Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Cammie & Barnes Hauptfuhrer </li></ul><ul><li>Peggy & James Hynes </li></ul><ul><li>Sally & Russell Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>Ann & Robert Snyder </li></ul>
  66. 66. CONTRIBUTIONS <ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Howard “Smoky” Bissell </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra & Frank Blanchfield </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Anne & Alan Dickson </li></ul><ul><li>East Mecklenburg HS Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen & Ned Hardison </li></ul><ul><li>Holly & Hal Levinson </li></ul><ul><li>Rosalind & Jerry Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>Paulette & Ron Sherrill </li></ul><ul><li>Bud & Margie Whalen </li></ul>
  67. 67. SPECIAL THANKS <ul><li>AA Texlawn </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Baldwin </li></ul><ul><li>Byron Baldwin </li></ul><ul><li>Tanja Bechtler </li></ul><ul><li>Bealer Wholesaler, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Braitman </li></ul><ul><li>candescence </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Cernyak-Spatz </li></ul><ul><li>Bobby Cochran Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Beth Collins </li></ul>
  68. 68. SPECIAL THANKS <ul><li>Compass Group </li></ul><ul><li>Mark de Castrique </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Denham </li></ul><ul><li>Hans Diessel </li></ul><ul><li>Jackie Fishman </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Harper </li></ul><ul><li>Harris Teeter </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Hurley </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Kessler </li></ul><ul><li>Jamie Lambert </li></ul>
  69. 69. SPECIAL THANKS <ul><li>Sarah Mabus </li></ul><ul><li>Gloria Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Palm Bay Imports </li></ul><ul><li>Photography by Mel </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Rankin </li></ul><ul><li>RedSky Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Elias Roochvarg </li></ul><ul><li>Vino Vino </li></ul><ul><li>Woodtech Interiors, Inc. </li></ul>
  70. 70. COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS <ul><li>Action Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Art & Sculpture Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Art Aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Bechtler Museum of Modern Art </li></ul><ul><li>Cannon School </li></ul><ul><li>Carolina International School </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Country Day School </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools </li></ul><ul><li>The Charlotte Observer </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrix Music & Sound Design </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>Dean & Deluca </li></ul><ul><li>East Mecklenburg High School </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth House Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Indievision </li></ul><ul><li>KM Design </li></ul><ul><li>Knight Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Mervil Paylor Design </li></ul><ul><li>North Highland Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>WFAE </li></ul>COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS
  72. 72. Why Should You Get Involved? <ul><li>The Echo Foundation believes that one person can make a difference. Indeed, we feel it is our responsibility to do so, one small miracle at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>The Echo Society is a unique way for individuals to become intimately involved in The Echo Foundation & see first-hand how its mission is making a difference in the Charlotte region and in our global society. </li></ul>Now is the time to… ACT AGAINST INDIFFERENCE
  73. 73. GET INVOLVED “… the Echo Foundation emerged as a source of energy, imagination and hope. Driven by a sense of urgency, its struggle against hatred and indifference has already reverberated far beyond Charlotte and North Carolina. In the years to come, it will surely continue to inspire youth, affect society and occupy a place of honor on the national scene.” Elie Wiesel Nobel Laureate for Peace To inquire about joining The Echo Society, for volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, call 704-347-3844 or visit www.echofoundation.org.
  74. 74. indifference At the end of the day without organizations like Echo, there is only…

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