Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will be the honoree at this year’s Founder’s Award Dinner on April 25. Mr. Meacham, the executive editor at trade publisher Random House, will be honored for his distinguished career as a best-selling author of historical nonfiction, including the highly acclaimed American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House and his most recent publication Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Mr. Meacham is the former co-anchor of the public-affairs broadcast “Need to Know on PBS,” former editor of Newsweek, and a member of the Society of American Historians.
HSP will also honor Sarah and Philip Price Jr. with the Heritage Award for their contributions to the future of the Philadelphia region and Mrs. Price’s leadership as a former HSP Chairman of the Board. An active and generous supporter of arts and education, Mrs. Price has served on the boards of a number of Philadelphia organizations, including the White-Williams Scholars, Central Friends of the Free Library, and Awbury Arboretum. Mr. Price, a former state senator, was president of the Allegheny West Foundation and served on several boards, including the Fairmount Park Commission, the Woodlands Cemetery Company, and the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation.
The event will take place at The Ritz-Carlton beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and an award ceremony. The funds raised at this annual event go directly toward supporting HSP’s mission of inspiring individuals and organizations to create a better future through historical understanding.
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