Gabrielle and Louis Bacon attend inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award Ceremony and Reception at Harvard University

Posted February 29, 2016

On February 22nd, Gabrielle and Louis Bacon attended the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award Ceremony and Reception at Harvard University. At the awards ceremony, Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a land conservation network based at the Harvard Forest, presented the first ever Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation to Middlebury College. This non-monetary award recognizes the college’s protection of its 2,100-acre Bread Loaf Campus in Vermont, and honors Charles H.W. Foster, a distinguished conservation leader.

Gabrielle and Louis Bacon meet with Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership. Pictures from left to Right: Bacon Fellow Natalie Unterstell; Center for Public Leadership Co-Director Max Bazerman; Bacon Fellow Mehul Jain; Bacon Fellow Jeremy Avins; Gabrielle Bacon; Center for Public Leadership Co-Director David Gergen; Louis Bacon; Bacon Fellow Shauna Theel; Bacon Fellow Adebisi Araba; Harvard Kennedy School student and Bacon Fellow student coordinator Carolyn DuPont; and Center for Public Leadership Co-Director Patricia Bellinger

Gabrielle and Louis Bacon meet with Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership.

Louis and Gabrielle Bacon with environmental and faculty leaders at the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award Ceremony and Reception at Harvard University

Louis and Gabrielle Bacon with environmental and faculty leaders.

During the visit, Gabrielle and Louis Bacon met with distinguished environmental leaders from the Harvard and New England communities, along with the inaugural class of Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellows of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership.

Gabrielle Bacon shares reflections on environmental leadership with Bacon Fellow and Harvard Kennedy School student Shauna Theel

Gabrielle Bacon with Bacon Fellow and Harvard Kennedy School student Shauna Theel

The Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program brings together emerging leaders dedicated to preserving and enhancing our shared environment. The program connects fellows with highly accomplished national and international leaders, providing them with the skills to:

  • Foster sustainable environmental impact
  • Build cross-sector partnerships to accomplish key goals
  • Inspire new ideas and innovative change in the policies and programs that safeguard natural resources and promote a healthy global ecosystem
Gabrielle Bacon with Center for Public Leadership Co-Director David Gergen

Gabrielle Bacon with Center for Public Leadership Co-Director David Gergen

The Bacon Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a $10,000 living stipend, and a comprehensive leadership development program for up to five admitted Harvard Kennedy School degree program candidates each year.

This program is a game-changing opportunity for scholars and practitioners eager to take up the mantle of environmental leadership and stewardship for the rising generation.

Click here for more information about how to apply for the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.