Senator Bob Graham
Bob Graham represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1987-2005, following two terms as Governor of Florida (1997-1985). Since leaving public office, he has been busy training the next generation at the Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and as a mentor for the Marshall Foundation’s Summer Intern Program. Senator Graham received the Foundation’s second “Champion of the Everglades” award (elected official category) in 2009. A native of Miami where he currently resides, he attended Miami Senior High School and earned degrees from the University of Florida and Harvard Law School.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature, and community, including his latest, The Nature Principle. His landmark Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder started an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. He is the co-founder and chairman of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement to connect today’s children and future generations to nature (www.childrenandnature.org). Louv, recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal and numerous other environmental awards, lives in San Diego.
Mrs. Meyer and her late husband Arthur have been noted community leaders for many years, responsible for endowing such local landmarks as the Meyer Amphitheater and the Arthur I. Meyer Academy. Among her many charitable commitments, Mrs. Meyer has lent her support to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, the Kravis Center, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Norton Museum of Art, the South Florida Science Museum, Ballet Florida, Palm Beach Opera and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.