The Annunzio STEM Leadership Award

This non-cash award will honor STEM leaders and mentors– adults who exemplify, facilitate and provide community service through the application of STEM.

This award named for the late Honorable Frank Annunzio, former United States Representative from the 11th Congressional District of Chicago, Illinois, honors the founder of this Foundation. In the legacy efforts launched in 1998 to honor lifetime achievements of outstanding public and private sector Americans in diverse fields including science, arts and technology, recipients were selected based on significant and beneficial impacts they made on society.

Carrying forward Congressman Annunzio’s role, it offers Federal Foundation recognition of citizen leaders in both public and private sector roles. Full coordination with nonprofit, for profit, congressional and agency support is envisioned, leading to wider recognition of individual contributions and leadership.

STEM education and application pioneers and leaders will drive selection. STEM competitions, support organizations at all levels, technology leaders, policy drivers and scientific organizations will be fundamental in mobilizing recognition for outstanding public and private sector leadership and contributions.

Here is a partial list of legacy program recipients:

Millard Fuller, 2000 Annunzio Award

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Millard Fuller, 2000 Annunzio Award

Millard Fuller Founder and President Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) Americus, GA This worldwide Christian housing organization was awarded the $100,000 Frank Annunzio Award in the Humanitarian field. HFHI built its 100,000 home in September 2000. It is one of the top 20 house builders in the United States, and the largest among non-profits. More […]

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Charles H. Townes, Ph.D., 1999 Annunzio Award

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Charles H. Townes, Ph.D., 1999 Annunzio Award

Charles H. Townes, Ph.D. Professor in the Graduate School University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA Dr. Townes was the second recipient of the $100,000 Frank Annunzio Award in October 1999 for his research on the microwave spectra of molecules and the ultimate invention of the laser. In the 1940s, microwave oscillators involved klystrons and […]

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John J. Wild, M.D., Ph.D., 1998 Annunzio Award

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John J. Wild, M.D., Ph.D., 1998 Annunzio Award

John J. Wild, M.D., Ph.D. Director Medico-Technological Research Institute of Minneapolis St. Louis Park, MN Dr. Wild was the first person to receive the $100,000 Frank Annunzio Award in October 1998. Dr. Wild is the pre-eminent pioneer of modern diagnostic medical ultrasound. His creativity, vision and breadth of accomplishment are outstanding in the development of […]

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