A message from the CEO: Lael Melville

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the friends, family, partners, and volunteers who made the Melville Family Foundation’s work possible over the last year. COVID-19 altered the way our foundation addressed the problems in our community – but it did not make us give up. We were able to transition almost all of our programs online, with the exception being our health and wellness program, which we carried on in collaboration with MINT in order to distribute to our Dallas f...

Atlantic Council hosts 2020 Distinguished Leadership Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – October 14, 2020 – This evening, the Atlantic Council hosted its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards, which honored Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Luis Alberto Moreno, outgoing president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); and Lionel Richie, music icon, producer and philanthropist. The most significant event on the Washington calendar c...

Who’s Your Unsung Hero? Here are ten to get you thinking!

2020 has been a really tough year, for so many reasons. The scourge of COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused a massive economic disruption that’s brought heartbreak and hardship to millions. In the US, the long struggle against racism and inequality has sparked protests that have brought tens of thousands onto the street. In California, Oregon, and Australia, enormous wildfires have destroyed thousands of acres and threatened communities.

And yet it’s also ...

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