Senator John Heinz

RELATED NEWS

  • James Balog's new bopk, "The Human Element," has a powerful message shaped by his many years of photographing the Anthropocene as it unfolds. Hear Balog's interview on CBS News' "The Takeout" go >>
  • Freeman Hrabowski reflects on his three decades serving as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. go >>
  • Greg Asner, Managing Director of Allen Coral Atlas, announced the completion of the most comprehensive online map of the world's reef systems, which shows "the entire coral reef biome." go >>
  • Dr. Sarah Szanton is name Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing go >>
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha writes OpEd for the Washington Post on the EPA's proposed limiting of types of scientific studies used for new regulations go >>
  • Robert Langer co-authors scientific article on new once-a-month contraceptive pill go >>
  • Hugh Herr is interviewed by Medgagdget.com about his work and current research on bionic limbs go >>
  • Joe DeSimone is named Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019 go >>
  • Amanda Nguyen named recipient of a South by Southwest Community Service Award go >>
  • Rita Dove receives the 2019 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets go >>
  • Mary Good, 6th recipient for Technology, the Economy and Employment and "true pioneer and icon for women in science," dies at 88 go >>
  • Robert Langer helps to develop a longterm oral delivery pill for malaria drug go >>
  • Kevin Jerome Everson is interviewed by online arts magazine Hyperallergic go >>
  • Sangeeta Bhatia elected to National Academy of Medicine, one of only 25 inidividuals elected to all three academies go >>
  • Ralph Lemon is profiled by Rennie McDougall for Frieze magazine go >>
  • NPR's Weekend Edition profiles Mark di Suvero go >>
  • Sanjeev Arora receives Governor of New Mexico's Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement go >>
  • Sherri Mason writes about the pervasiveness of plastics in our environment for American Scientist go >>
  • Nadine Burke Harris' work on statewide screening for childhood trauma is profiled by The Chronicle of Social Change go >>
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha writes Op-Ed for The New York Times go >>
  • Paul Farmer talks about health equity with Bay Area NPR go >>
  • Matt Mullenweg is interviewed by The Verge about Automattic's purchase of Tumblr go >>
  • Joseph DeSimone is profiled by Alejandro Cremades for Forbes go >>
  • Dave Eggers write Op-Ed piece about teh second International Congress of Youth Voices, held in Puerto Rico go >>
  • Hugh Herr is featured in 60 Minutes overview of MIT's Media Lab go >>
  • Sherri Mason named first sustainability coordinator at Penn State Behrend go >>
  • Rita Dove receives the Langston Hughes Medal from The City College of New York go >>
  • Nadine Burke Harris is profiled by NPR as California's first Surgeon General go >>
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha is interviewed about the lead-in-water crisis in Newark go >>
  • Sherri Mason writes Op-Ed on plastics for The Hill go >>
  • August Wilson's play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," to be filmed in Pittsburgh for Netflix go >>
  • Greg Asner's work with his Global Airborne Observatory is profiled by The New York Times go >>
  • Sangeeta Bhatia is the 2019 recipient of the Science History Institute's Othmer Gold Medal go >>
  • Robert Langer is the recipient of the 2019 Dreyfus Prize in Chemical Sciences go >>
  • The American Institute of Chemical Engineers endows new fellowship in Robert Langer's name go >>
  • Natasha Trethewey is inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters go >>
  • U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, co-recipient of the 10th Chairman's medal, dies at 87 go >>
  • The New York Times honors the 50th anniversary of Arthur Mitchell’s pioneering Dance Theater of Harlem through the recollections of those who worked with him go >>
  • Gretchen Daily heads case study demonstrating the benefits of managing land for both economic and environmental benefits go >>
  • Nadine Burke Harris, California's first Surgeon General, is interviewed by EdSource go >>
  • Natasha Trethewey and her latest book are profiled by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette go >>
  • The New York Times profiles Carol Gilligan and her new book go >>
  • Dave Eggers' latest book, The Parade, is reviewed by the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times go >>
  • The New York Times interviews Roz Chast and her sometime writing and ukulele partner, Patricia Marx go >>
  • Ming Kuo is lead author on metastudy showing that experience of nature boosts children's academic achievement and development go >>
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project to end their season with April tribute to John Harbison go >>
  • Michelle Alexander writes OpEd for The New York TImes on the need to face violent crime honestly and courageously go >>
  • Natasha Trethewey talks about making poetry in an interview for Guernica go >>
  • John Harbison is profiled by the Wisconsin State Journal for his 80th birthday go >>
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha pens an OpEd about remaining lessons from the Flint water crisis go >>
  • Mason Bates' first opera, "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," wins a Grammy for Best Opera Recording go >>
  • Edward Zigler, architect of Head Start and 5th Public Policy recipient, dies at 88 go >>
  • Nadine Burke Harris to be appointed as California's first Surgeon General go >>
  • Natasha Trethewey is named as a chancellor for The Academy of American Poets go >>
  • Luis Garden Acosta, co-recipient of the 5th Heinz Award for the Human Condition, dies at 73 go >>
  • Cary Fowler discusses the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the BBC’s “Witness” podcast go >>
  • Arthur Mitchell is honored in a memorial service at Manhattan's Riverside Church go >>
  • Natasha Trethewey is profiled in Buzzfeed News go >>
  • Joseph DeSimone receives the 2018 National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science go >>
  • John Harbison and his multi-decade career is profiled by Strings magazine go >>
  • Roz Chast is interviewed, on the occasion of her new retrospective, by The New York Times go >>
  • James Comer's School Development Program at the Yale Child Study Center celebrates 50 years go >>
  • Vanity Fair interviews Natasha Trethewey about her work and new retrospective poetry collection, "Monument" go >>
  • The New York Times reviews 'Relations,' with Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller and Ishmael Houston-Jones go >>
  • Natasha Trethewey is interviewed by NPR's Weekend Edition go >>
  • John Luther Adams writes for The Guardian on why he chose music over activism go >>
  • Joseph DeRisi talks about his work and virus hunting on Still Untitled - The Adam Savage Project go >>
  • Gregory Asner to establish Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science at Arizona State University go >>
  • Jane Lubchenco awarded the 2018 Fellow Medal from California Academy of Sciences go >>
  • George Hatsopoulos, 3rd Heinz Awards recipient in Technology, the Economy and Employment, dies at 91 go >>
  • Arthur Mitchell, 7th Heinz Awards recipient for Arts and Humantities, dies at 84 go >>
  • John Luther Adams' work, In the Name of the Earth, to premiere in Central Park this Saturday go >>
  • Dave Eggers writes an article for The Guardian about The International Congress of Youth Voices go >>
  • TIME interviews Mona Hanna-Attisha on the occasion of her new book go >>
  • The Carnegie Corporation honors Mona Hanna-Attisha as one of 38 Distinguished Immigrants for 2018 go >>
  • Michelle Alexander to join The New York Times opinion pages go >>
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha is interviewed by Rachel Maddow go >>
  • Ann Hamilton's O N E E V E R Y O N E receives the Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network award go >>
  • Hugh Herr has a new TED talk on what it would really mean to be a cyborg go >>
  • Jake Wood of Team Rubicon to receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service at 2018 ESPYs go >>
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha adapts a chapter from her new book for The New York Times' Op-Ed page go >>
  • Greg Asner helps to create high-resolution maps of Caribbean coral reefs go >>
  • Dee Boersma and her work are featured in The Pew Charitable Trusts' "After the Fact" podcast go >>
  • James Nachtwey is profiled by The Times in London as his new show, Memoria, is on in Paris go >>
  • Rita Dove talks to the Columbia Journalism Review on pairing poetry with journalism go >>
  • Abraham Verghese writes a piece for The New York Times Magazine on one major downside of electronic health records go >>
  • Sierra magazine profiles the ongoing challenges Beverly Wright and others face in combating environmental racism in New Orleans go >>
  • The LA Times explores John Luther Adams' career and his most recent work go >>
  • Mason Bates to premiere his new work, "Garden of Eden," with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra go >>
  • Jane Lubchenco receives 2018 Vannevar Bush Award go >>

The Heinz Awards

1997

William R. Hewlett + David Packard

Electronics pioneers William R. Hewlett, right, and his late partner David Packard* receive a special recognition in the 1996 Heinz Awards program, the Chairman's Medal.

The Chairman's Medal is a non-monetary prize honoring a lifetime of achievement. Awarded for the first time, it is bestowed from time to time on truly exceptional nominees whose careers have been distinguished by a pattern of singular accomplishment and character.

William Hewlett and David Packard met when they were students at Stanford University in the 1930s. With the creation of the firm that bears their names, Hewlett and Packard forever changed the face of the electronics industry. Starting with $538 in borrowed funds, the two men set up shop in a Palo Alto, California garage, now a state landmark bearing the legend, "Birthplace of Silicon Valley". From those humble beginnings, the two men built Hewlett-Packard into one of the world's most innovative and respected companies.

From the beginning the company excelled at pushing back technological frontiers. Early on, Mr. Hewlett developed the first audio oscillator to test sound equipment. During World War II, the company produced radio, sonar, radar, and nautical and aviation devices, and, at the war's conclusion, began buying smaller electronics firms. In 1969, Mr. Hewlett inspired the invention of the first scientific pocket calculator, setting the stage for Hewlett-Packard to enter the strange new world of computers ... a world it ultimately helped to create. However, the company's innovative spirit was not restricted to technology ... it broke new ground in the area of management as well. Hewlett-Packard's management philosophy scorned strict hierarchy and formality and encouraged individual creativity. This became known as the "H-P Way," which today serves as a model for countless other companies around the world.

Both Mr. Hewlett and Mr. Packard retired from active duty with the company in 1978. Mr. Packard returned to active participation in the company in 1991, supervising a major reorganization and serving as Chairman until his second retirement in 1993. Mr. Hewlett remains on the company's Board of Directors.

Already a noted philanthropist, upon his death in 1996 Mr. Packard left the bulk of his estate to the foundation that bears his name. Mr. Hewlett, too, has established a foundation that distributes grants in areas such as education, the environment, and conflict resolution. A generous spirit is just one of many qualities shared by these two remarkable men, whose character, talents and ideas have left a lasting mark upon the world.

*Mr. Packard was given the award posthumously.

Note: This profile is excerpted from the commemorative brochure published at the time of the awards' presentation.



REMEMBERING

David Packard passed away on March 26, 1996.

William R. Hewlett passed away on January 12, 2001.


UPDATES SINCE RECEIVING THE HEINZ AWARD

October 2006 - The Hewlett Foundation's project, Connexions, was named a 2006 Tech Museum Awards Laureate. The Tech Museum of Innovation named Rice University's Connexions website, which was developed with the support of the Hewlett Foundation, as one of the winners in the education category of its annual awards to recognize the use of technology to benefit humanity.

November 2003 - Packard's landscape conservation project, which his organization, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, started in 1998 to "preserve 250,000 acres of California open space" has successfully exceeded its goal by 150,000 acres. The original philanthropic effort was a $175 million endeavor for Packard. - San Jose Mercury News

May 2002 - Hewlett-Packard announces that it will use "HP" as "the default name of choice from here on," even though the corporation's name will not legally change. This new HP identity matches the company's aggressive "launch as a bigger, bolder post-merger entity." - San Jose Mercury News

December 2001 - The surviving Hewlett-Packard crew, the children and families of William and David, vote against the merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq. While they only constitute 18 percent of the stock, the merger will be extremely difficult to achieve without their support. - The Independent

August 2001 - Hewlett's organization, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, announces that it will launch a "$10 million energy initiative designed to add a new dimension to regional and national energy policy issues." The money will go towards sponsoring environmental research and analysis, and also to develop and carry out new conservation projects. - Business Wire

March 2001 - The David and Lucile Packard Foundation grants the University of California $11 million to acquire more land for its Merced, California campus. The money will also be used to improve the area for local habitants and to encourage the conservation projects underway there. - AScribe Newswire
William R. Hewlett + David Packard