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Investors in America Award

The Investors in America Award acknowledges groups and individuals who use enterprise, vision, and creative public/private partnerships to bring new civic assets to our nation’s cities. Their exemplary efforts have resulted in the creation of projects, jobs and entire industries that offer our communities long-term assets and a renewed sense of pride.

David M. Schwarz

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Investors in America Award

The Investors in America Award acknowledges groups and individuals who use enterprise, vision, and creative public/private partnerships to bring new civic assets to our nation’s cities.

David M. Schwarz is being honored for constructing some of our country’s most recognizable architectural endeavors with his company, David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. Schwarz’s projects are always aesthetically-pleasing, suited to the clients’ needs, and above all, sustainable.

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David M. Schwarz earned his Master of Architecture from Yale University and his B.A. from St. John’s College. Following work with various firms, he founded David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. in Washington, D.C. in 1976. His portfolio consists of notable projects from across the U.S. that have been seen as major infrastructure investments in health, education, culture, and sports. His firm has been responsible for some of the country’s most prized architectural accomplishments, including the Ballpark at Arlington, the Cook Children’s Medical Center of Fort Worth, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center of Nashville.

Schwarz has served on the boards of many prominent organizations and is a founder of the National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize. As one of the country’s leading figures in architecture, he understands the importance of culture and environmental stewardship, and works to include elements of heritage and sustainability in all of his projects. Schwarz is a distinguished architect who understands the value of place-making and has designed projects investing in infrastructure of value to the American community.

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Janet W. Thompson

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Investors in America Award
 

Janet W. Thompson is honored for her expertise in community development, engagement, and reinvestment in nonprofit and financial management. As Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, community consultant to Morgan Stanley, and former Corporate Directorof Community Reinvestment at Citibank, her spirit and leadership has propelled public and private community engagement for more than 35 years.

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Ron Grzywinski

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Investors in America Award

 

Ron Grzywinski is honored for his support of community reinvestment as co-founder of ShoreBank Corporation, a bank holding company that provided capital, credit, and management assistance to minority-owned businesses and families. His passion to require banks to meet the credit needs of their local communities became a catalyst of social change and renewal in America.
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Peter Calthorpe

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Investors in America Award

For his influential work in developing new approaches to urban redevelopment, suburban growth and regional planning.

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Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

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Investors in America Award

For the program’s commitment to livability by rewarding the use of vision and imagination to address societal ills.

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Jim Abdo

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Investors in America Award

For his enterprising spirit to renovate historic buildings and create development rojects in areas previously ignored by developers.

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Bill Struever and Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse

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Investors in America Award

For over thirty years of development that revitalizes and redefines the urban experience.

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Vickie Tassan

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Investors in America Award

Who has been a key local asset and figure in economic development and equal opportunity lending at Bank of America

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John Snow

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Investors in America Award

Secretary of the US Treasury, for his commitment to promoting smart economic development policies and responsible business practices

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