Simon’s Fund receives “Great Friend to Kids” award
The Great Friend to Kids Award was initiated in 1991 by the Association of Children’s Museums to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward strengthening education for children. Fred Rogers and Marian Wright Edelman are among the past National Great Friend to Kids Award winners. Please Touch began presenting its own award in 1996 to coincide with the museum’s 20th birthday. Past winners include the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership; Sheryl Leach, creator of Barney; Alex Scott, Founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand; the Phillie Phanatic; the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; Carolyn Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of the National Adoption Center; NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo; Carter and Pat Merbreier of Captain Noah and His Magical Ark, and Anne Hamilton, philanthropist.
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