Jeff Killeen Receives the Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell Award and the International Ticonderoga Mill and the International Paper Foundation Receive the Henry Knox Award
Fort Ticonderoga recently presented two awards at summer fundraising events. Jeff Killeen was awarded the 2019 Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell Award presented at Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual King’s Garden Party on July 14, 2019. The International Ticonderoga Mill and the International Paper Foundation was awarded the Henry Knox award at the Summer Gala on August 10, 2019.
The Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell award was given in recognition of Jeffry Killeen’s wisdom, energy, values, and commitment to improving our greater community. The award embodies Fort Ticonderoga museum co-founder Sarah Pell’s deep belief that we are to be guided by our founding ideals – the defense of liberty, the pursuit of prosperity, the spirit of determination, and the quest for justice.
“Killeen has led a distinguished career as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, board chairman, environmentalist, and philanthropist,” said John Macionis, member of the Fort Ticonderoga Board of Trustees. “He has been widely praised as an effective, innovative, and inspiring leader who has brought success to the many companies and non-profits organizations he has led.”
The Henry Knox Award was given to the International Paper Ticonderoga Mill and the International Paper Foundation to honor their spirit perseverance and support to the greater Ticonderoga region.
“As a major economic engine in the Ticonderoga community and generous community partners, the International Paper Ticonderoga Mill and the International Paper Foundation annually supports more than 40 special partner projects in the Ticonderoga region and brought much needed generous resources to area schools, fire department and EMS, area food pantries, health and wellness, community events, non-profit organizations, environmental organizations, and the local business community,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President & CEO. “The International Paper Ticonderoga Mill and the International Paper Foundation have been long-time Fort Ticonderoga partners supporting our land conservation efforts, capital projects, and educational programs.”
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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