Fred Stanback Honored with National Parks Conservation Association’s First-Ever Sequoia Award

 
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Date:   May 17, 2013
Contact:   Perry Wheeler, Senior Media Relations Coordinator National Parks Conservation Association P:202-419-3712


Fred Stanback Honored with National Parks Conservation Association’s First-Ever Sequoia Award

Washington, D.C. - Fred Stanback, long-time conservationist and philanthropist, has been awarded the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)’s first-ever Sequoia Award. The new award, to be presented to Stanback at a reception this evening, will honor individuals who have enhanced the advocacy organization’s efforts to protect the National Park System or individual national parks.

“Fred Stanback embodies the very definition of the Sequoia Award, and it’s fitting that he is our initial recipient,” said NPCA Senior Southeast Regional Director Don Barger. “For many years, he has provided support to NPCA and helped to foster the next generation of park stewards through the Stanback Internship Program.”

In 1995, Stanback and his wife Alice established the Stanback Internship Program within the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. The program enables students to intern at conservation organizations throughout the summer months. The National Parks Conservation Association has benefited from the assistance of Stanback interns for years – including several that became employees.

NPCA’s Sequoia Award recognizes extraordinary commitment to the organization and its work through philanthropy, volunteer service, programmatic efforts, or policy work. Awardees will have demonstrated their commitment and leadership to NPCA for a sustained period of time.

Mr. Stanback is currently on the boards of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, Catawba College and the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation.  In addition, he serves on the president’s council of the Southern Environmental Law Center, as well as the national council of the Sierra Club Foundation.

Since 1919, NPCA has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA, its more than 750,000 members and supporters, and many partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. For more information, please visit: www.npca.org.

 

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