Our Eye Center has answers to your vision health questions. Visit today.
Politics & Society
AARP The Magazine, December 2009
With its annual Inspire Awards, AARP The Magazine salutes outstanding individuals who are using their energy, creativity, and passion to make the world a better place. In December 2009, AARP The Magazine editor Nancy Perry Graham and CBS sports announcer and AARP Community Ambassador James Brown hosted a reception and dinner tribute for honorees.
The Magazine celebrated the following individuals for their stellar contributions:
Glenn Close, the actress and New York activist, who has embraced the effort to remove the stigma of mental disease.
Richard M. Cohen, a former CBS reporter and producer who has multiple sclerosis and has been a tireless advocate for people with chronic disease.
Martin Eakes, a Durham, N.C., entrepreneur who created a community credit union that since 1984 has provided $5.2 billion to 60,130 home buyers.
Katherine Freund, who has helped establish independent transportation networks that last year provided 30,000 rides to seniors in eight states.
Peter Gallagher, a film and Broadway veteran who witnessed his mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and immersed himself in the search for a cure.
David E. Hayes-Bautista, a former community activist who is now director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA.
Quincy Jones, musician and entertainer who devotes his free time to the Quincy Jones Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at helping poor children throughout the world.
Susan Love, M.D., a California biologist and cofounder of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, who with the Avon Foundation launched the Army of Women Initiative to accelerate the search for a cure.
Rose Nakamura of Honolulu, who created Project Dana, which provides caregiving services for 1,000 older residents in Hawaii.
Alma Powell, a passionate advocate of children who chairs America’s Promise Alliance, a children’s aid organization she founded in 1997 with her husband, Gen. Colin Powell.
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
$300-$5,500 benefit on home purchases and sales
Members save 10% off the best available rate
No-fee personal loans
AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
You'll start receiving the latest news, benefits, events, and programs related to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
You can also manage your communication preferences by updating your account at anytime. You will be asked to register or log in.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at