2010 Annual Horatio Alger Awards

Inaugural Ceremony

The 2010 Horatio Alger Members received their medallions from Horatio Alger Member Associate Justice Clarence Thomas at the US Supreme Court in a special, private ceremony on Thursday, April 8, 2010.


2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipients and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Albert T. Annexstad Chairman, Federated Insurance Companies
and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient William Alfred Cook
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cook Group Incorporated
and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Tommy Ray Franks
Former Commander-in-Chief, US Central Command,
and Chairman, Franks & Associates

and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Joseph M. “Jody” Grant
Partner and Senior Advisor, BankCap Partners,
and Chairman Emeritus, Texas Capital Bank

and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Jenard M. Gross
President, Gross Investments
and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Lawrence Mead Higby
CEO (Retired), Vice Chairman and Advisor,
Apria Healthcare Group Inc.

and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Richard D. Holland
Philanthropist and Chairman (Retired),
Rollheiser Holland Kahler Advertising

and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Alan B. Miller
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
Universal Health Services, Inc.

and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State, US Department of State,
and Professor, Stanford University

and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient James M. Seneff Jr.
Founder and CEO, CNL Financial Group, Inc.
and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

2010 Horatio Alger Award Recipient Earl W. Stafford Sr.
Chief Executive Officer, The Wentworth Group LLC,
and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
The Stafford Foundation, Inc.

and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

The 2010 Norman Vincent Peale Award* was presented to Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas by 2009 recipient H. Wayne Huizenga

*The Norman Vincent Peale Award is annually conferred on an association member who has made exceptional humanitarian contributions to society, who has been an active participant in the association, and who continues to exhibit courage, tenacity and integrity in the face of great challenges. The award is named in honor of Dr. Peale, who was an outstanding leader of the association for more than 40 years.


Awards Ceremony - Constitution Hall

A celebratory dinner and awards took place Friday, April 9, 2010 at DAR Constitution Hall where the 2010 Members were formally inducted as lifetime Members and of the Association. Biographies and remarks by the award winners emphasized the Horatio Alger message of overcoming adversity with hard work, perseverance and integrity.


Albert T. Annexstad

Clarence Thomas

William Alfred Cook

Lawrence Mead Higby

Condoleezza Rice

Joseph M. “Jody” Grant

Jenard M. Gross

Earl W. Stafford Sr.

James M. Seneff Jr.

Tommy Ray Franks

Richard D. Holland

2010 Horatio Alger Members

Lou Dobbs, Class of 1999 and Tom Selleck, Class of 2000 were Co-Masters of Ceremony for the awards.


1999 Member Lou Dobbs

2000 Member Tom Selleck

Celebrities and Horatio Alger Members filled the hall on Friday night.


2005 Member Buzz Aldrin

Horatio Alger Chairman Dennis Washington and wife Phyllis, 2009 Member David Foster and Yolanda Hadid

2006 Member T. Boone Pickens and wife Madeline

Rush Limbaugh and 1992 Member Clarence Thomas

John Mellencamp and wife Elaine

‘Jersey Boys’ lead performer, Joseph Leo Bwarie gave show-stopping musical performances.

A few surprise musical guests were present this year.

American ldol alum Ruben Studdard and new pop sensation ‘Charice’ performed with David Foster Friday night after the awards.


Reuben Stoddard

Charice

Christopher Cross performed at the Breakfast honoring the 2010 National Scholars Saturday morning