German Ambassador Peter Ammon Hosts Ceremony of German-American Heritage Foundation to Honor World Bank President Robert Zoellick as “Distinguished German-American of the Year 2011”
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA is an independent nonprofit organization representing German-American clubs and organizations across the United States. Its mission is to inform and educate people in America about the many achievements German-Americans made to the development and growth of the United States and to preserve the rich heritage and history of German-Americans.
This year’s award for the distinguished German-American of the year of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA will be bestowed on Mr. Robert Zoellick, the President of the World Bank Group, for his decades long contributions to fostering relations between the United States and Germany and his achievements as an international leader in bringing prosperity and stability to the less developed countries.
The awards gala will be held at the Residence of the German Ambassador, Dr. Peter Ammon, on December 21. The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Werner Hoyer will give a keynote speech in honor of Mr. Robert Zoellick.
The event is not open to the public but photographs and quotes will be available after the event online and and sent out by email.
Ruediger Lentz, Executive Director of the German-American Heritage Foundation: “Bob Zoellick is one of the most competent and inspiring leaders of the world today.” His German heritage and his commitment to fostering the relations between the United States and Germany, especially during the time of reunification, which he was seeing through as a close aid and a legal council to President Bush, senior and Secretary of States, James Baker, makes Bob Zoellick an outstanding person really deserving of the Distinguished German-American of the Year Award.”
Former recipients of the German-American of the Year Award have been Paul Volcker (2010), Tim Timken (2009) and General Schwarzkopf (2003)
Contact for the foundation: Ruediger Lentz, Executive Director