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Croatan Institute President honored at REC 10-Year Event

Croatan Institute President honored at REC 10-Year Event

Joshua Humphreys, President and Senior Fellow of Croatan Institute, was among four honorees at Responsible Endowments Coalition's Tenth Anniversary Event, held Thursday night, May 8, 2014, at the Center for Social Innovation in New York City.

He joined Pam McMichael, Executive Director of the Highlander Research and Education Center; Jonathan Lash, President of Hampshire College; and Marie Paul, Vice President of the Dream Defenders, in accepting awards from REC.

Founded on Earth Day in 2004 by a group of five students, REC now works with students and alumni at over 100 colleges and universities, organizing campaigns for shareholder advocacy, community investment, fossil fuel divestment and sustainable reinvestment, and private prison divestment.

The Tenth Anniversary Event, featuring guest speaker Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!, honored Humphreys as one of four leaders in research and organizing in the responsible investment field.

The event celebrated five years of work by REC's outgoing head, Dan Apfel, and welcomed the organization's new executive director, Marcie Hawkins Smith.

While accepting his award, Humphreys launched a new alumni campaign demanding fossil fuel divestment and sustainable investment for the endowments of the University of North Carolina system.

Humphreys' full pre-prepared remarks can be found here.