The World Affairs Council of St. Louis held its 5th Annual International Humanitiarian of the Year Award celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 4. The International Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Emerson, and was accepted by Emerson CEO Mr. David Farr. The International Humanitarian of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize individuals or organizations in the St. Louis Region that contributed the most to the solution of a global humanitarian crisis.
Also honored were International Educator of the Year Dr. Seung H. Kim of the Boeing Institute and International Civic Leader of the Year Frankie Muse Freeman.
David Farr, CEO, accepts the International Humanitarian of the Year Award on behalf of Emerson
Frankie Muse Freeman, civil rights activist, accepts the International Civic Leader of the Year award
Dr. Seung H. Kim of the Boeing Institute accepts the International Educator of the Year award
Emerson has created and sustained one of the largest charitable foundations among the Fortune 500 companies, contributing to a wide array of non-profit organizations around the world. Additionally, they are one of the largest local contributors to educational and social causes for non-profit organizations headquartered in St. Louis. Being headquartered in Ferguson themselves, Emerson is also playing a leadership role in finding lasting and sustainable solutions to the area's issues.