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Kopp, Wendy

Born: 1967 AD
Currently alive, at 49 years of age.
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1989 – She founded Teach for America.

 

1991 – She received the Kilby Young Innovator Award and the Jefferson Award for Public Service.

 

1993 – Kopp is the youngest person and the first woman to receive Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award.

 

1994 – Aetna’s Voice of Conscience Award recepient, also she recieved the Citizen Activist Award from the Gleitsman Foundation.

 

         – In December, Time Magazine recognized her as one of the forty most promising leaders under 40.

 

1995 – Honorary doctorate degree Connecticut College and Drew University.

 

2000 – Honorary doctorate degree from Princeton University.

 

2001 – Honorary doctorate degree from Smith College.

 

2003 – She was appointed to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and to the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

 

         – Kopp has received Child magazine’s Children’s Champion Award, the Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service, the Schwab Foundation’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award.

 

2004 – Honorary doctorate degree from Pace University and Mercy College.