From the Print Product: SMU’s ethics award honors national philanthropist

Ruth Altshuler

SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler received the 2011 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award.

From Associate News Editor Ashley Withers’ print story:

Renowned civic and nationally recognized philanthropic leader Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler was honored as the 2011 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Thursday.

The presentation included tributes by Former First Lady Laura Bush, SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.

Altshuler is the first person in the United States to receive all three national service honors – the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award from the National Society of Fundraising Executives; the national Alexis de Tocqueville Award of the United Way of America; and the Distinguished Service Award given by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

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About Meredith Shamburger

Meredith is a journalist working for the Longview News-Journal in Longview, Texas.
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