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Rhett Ayers Butler

Press Release

Heinz Family Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Awards

Photo grid of the 27th Heinz Award recipients

From Championing the Employee Ownership Movement and Returning Wealth to Native Communities to Exposing Environmental Threats to Vulnerable Ecosystems, 27th Heinz Awards Recipients Embody Courageous Leadership

PITTSBURGH, September 22, 2022—The Heinz Family Foundation today announced the recipients of the 27th Heinz Awards, which will present unrestricted cash awards totaling $1.5 million to seven Americans for outstanding contributions in the categories of the Arts, the Economy and the Environment. Two awards will be given per category. As part of the accolade, each recipient receives an unrestricted cash prize of $250,000.

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Press Release

Heinz Family Foundation Names Anne Evens, Energy Equity Leader, and Rhett Ayers Butler, Founder of Global Environmental News Platform Mongabay, Recipients of the 27th Heinz Awards for the Environment

PITTSBURGH, September 22, 2022—The Heinz Family Foundation today named Anne C. Evens, Ph.D., CEO of the nonprofit Elevate, and Rhett Ayers Butler, founder of the global environmental news platform Mongabay, the recipients of the prestigious 27th Heinz Award for the Environment. 

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