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Barbara Krumsiek Receives Lifetime of Idealism Award

Ms. Krumsiek’s commitment and long-lasting efforts to improve lives of others was recognized by City Year.


Barbara Krumsiek, President, CEO and Chair of Calvert Investments, Inc., received the Lifetime of Idealism award for her significant and long-lasting commitment to improving the lives of others on May 12, 2014. The award was presented by City Year at its annual gala in Washington, DC.

Please see the video tribute to Ms. Krumsiek created City Year

Ms. Krumsiek’s career in the investment business spans over three decades. During her tenure at Calvert Investments, she has advanced the firm as a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable and responsible investing. Ms. Krumsiek also led the creation of the Calvert Women’s Principles®, the first global code of conduct focused on empowering, advancing and investing in women worldwide. Krumsiek also served and continues to serve on the board of directors of numerous charitable organizations, including the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and Girl Scouts USA. Please see full biography on Ms. Krumsiek.

“I’m honored to receive this award,” said Barbara Krumsiek, President, CEO and Chair of Calvert Investments, Inc. “ Educating and supporting our children is one of the most important roles any of us have. The City Year program is so wonderful because it not only supports the students in the schools, but the 17–24 year old corps members gain valuable skills and experience as well. The payoff is more successful adults who will go on to be good leaders and hopefully repeat the process of educating and supporting our youths.” View the video of Barbara being introduced and providing her acceptance remarks.

Since 2000, City Year Washington, DC AmeriCorps members have been serving in District public schools to provide support to students who face the greatest risk of dropping out. Working side–by–side with teachers, corps members use research-based tools to improve students’ attendance, behavior and course performance in math and English. Corps members also lead afterschool programs and school-wide initiatives to improve school culture.

We’re proud to be recognizing Barbara Krumsiek for her lifetime commitment to improving the lives of people in the District and around the world. We also couldn’t be more grateful to our champions like lifetime supporter and partner Bain Capital who make City Year’s important work possible,” said Jeff Franco, City Year Washington, DC Executive Director and Vice President. “Our annual dinner provides an exciting opportunity to celebrate our supporters and City Year AmeriCorps members who bring energy and enthusiasm into schools, work one-on-one with students and serve as important additional resources for teachers in the classroom.”

About City Year

City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools to provide full-time targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out. In 25 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, teams of young AmeriCorps leaders support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs that keep students in school and on track to graduate.

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