Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2009 Great Friend to Kids Awards

Did you know Please Touch Museum honors very special people every single year with its Great Friend to Kids (GFTK) Awards? 2009 marks the 14th Annual GFTK Awards and I am so excited to share the winners with you!

All of these individuals have made outstanding contributions to enriching the lives of children. They have inspired, served, educated, and entertained kids of all ages, and by recognizing their efforts Please Touch Museum hopes to inspire others to make similar efforts in the community.

Drum roll please. . . .

The 2009 GFTK Award winners are:

Phillie Phanatic
Anne Hamilton
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Cordella Hauser
Tom Toscani

The Great Friend to Kids Award was initiated in 1991 by the Association of Children's Museums to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward strengthening education for children. National Great Friend to Kids Award winners include Fred Rogers and Marian Wright Edelman. Please Touch began presenting its own award in 1996 to coincide with the museum’s 20th birthday. Most recently, Nancy Kolb was presented with the Great Friend to Kids Lifetime Achievement Award on October 3, 2008.

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