FARGO, N.D., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners live on stage this past weekend at the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards Ceremony. More than 3,600 organizations worldwide were evaluated during a yearlong research process. The winners were selected by the Leadership Council, a prestigious board of 100+ leaders and experts in the social sector.
The Ceremony featured co-hosts Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the United Nations Foundation and Kenna, Founder of Summit on the Summit and Grammy-Nominated Musician, along with 12 influential speakers.
"We are very honored to win this prestigious award," said Dr. Cathy King, CEO and Founder of World Vets. "Being recognized for the work that we do to help animals and improve veterinary care in developing regions of the world is a great validation for the nearly 4000 dedicated veterinary professionals who volunteer with our organization and for all those who have believed in and supported our work over the years."
"All of the organizations participating in the CLASSY Awards are big thinkers and bold leaders," said Elizabeth Gore, this year's co-host of the CLASSY Awards and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the UN Foundation. "The winners recognized on stage are implementing creative new solutions, taking risks and leveraging best practices to guide their strategies. The UN Foundation recognizes their leadership and we are proud to support their efforts in driving significant social progress moving forward."
This year's CLASSY Awards Winners include:
- Active Duty & Veterans Services: The Mission Continues
- Animal & Wildlife Welfare: World Vets
- Disaster Relief & Public Safety: International Medical Corps
- Educational Advancement: Project Lead the Way
- Environmental Protection: Climate Action Reserve
- Health Services: Jhpiego
- Human Rights & Social Justice: Immigration Equality
- Poverty & Hunger Relief: Action Against Hunger
Founded in 2006, World Vets has become one of the largest veterinary aid organizations in the world, providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and animal disaster relief services worldwide. World Vets has programs in 39 countries on 6 continents that provide aid for companion animals, livestock, horses and street dogs. World Vets is also the veterinary NGO that deploys with the US Military on hospital ship-based humanitarian aid missions to Latin America and the Asia Pacific Region. World Vets Headquarters is located in Fargo, North Dakota. For more information please visit: www.worldvets.org
"Our global social landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and bold solutions are needed to address new and existing challenges," said Pat Walsh, Co-Founder of the CLASSY Awards. "The winners awarded with a CLASSY this year are driving significant progress in the 8 major cause sectors, and their work deserves recognition. We are honored to be able to shine a spotlight on their successes."
About the CLASSY Awards
The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, is the largest social impact awards ceremony of its kind, celebrating the greatest champions of social progress. The yearlong initiative identifies and evaluates organizations in eight major cause categories, including Active Duty & Veteran Services, Animal & Wildlife Welfare, Education Advancement, Environmental Protection, Health Services, Human Rights & Social Justice, Poverty & Hunger Relief, Disaster Relief & Public Safety. The winners are determined by the CLASSY Awards Leadership Council, an honorary board of leaders and experts whose unique perspective and valuable insight establishes this recognition as one of the highest honors in the social sector. For more information, visit www.classyawards.org.
About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.
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