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THE JACKSON LEGACY A PUBLICATION OF THE HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION “The Foundation continues to serve the goals to which Scoop was dedicated throughout his life.” F A L L 2 0 0 5 F R O M T H E C H A I R M A N W ith this fall newsletter, I am pleased to bring you up to date on some of the grants and programs that the Foun- dation is most proud of. Looking back on our progress over the past several months, I believe that the Founda- tion continues to serve the goals to which Scoop was dedicated throughout his life: international affairs education, human rights, natural resource Photo by Chris Bennion management and public service. We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of a dear friend, Lloyd Meeds. Congressman Meeds was a founding Board member and recipient of the Jackson Distinguished Public Service Award in 2004. On page six you will find a tribute to him. Helen Jackson and Charles F. Luce In this issue of The Jackson Legacy, you will read about the most recent recipient of the Henry M. Jackson Award for Distinguished Public Service, Jackson Award Charles F. Luce. Chuck is a truly remarkable leader, lawyer, public servant, Is Presented to and dedicated member of the board of the Jackson Foundation. Charles F. Luce We also highlight two stimulating programs held jointly by the Founda- Charles F. Luce received the Henry tion and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the Uni- M. Jackson Award for Distin- versity of Washington. One is a three-day Russian Studies Symposium cele- guished Public Service on March brating the new, endowed Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East Eu- 17, 2005. In presenting the award, ropean, and Central Asian Studies.The second is a major national confer- Helen H. Jackson, chairman of the ence planned for the fall of 2006 that will highlight Senator Jackson’s lega- Henry M. Jackson Foundation, cy in foreign policy. Most sessions in this program will be open to the pub- praised Luce for his extraordinary vision and integrity, his steadfast lic and we hope that many of you will be able to attend. commitment to changing the world You will also have the opportunity to read about the Foundation’s most for the better, and for exemplifying recent work in its Russian human rights program, derived from our execu- the Jackson tradition at its best. A tive director’s annual site-visit. dinner and reception was held in Finally, we are pleased to report on a very timely series of legislative his honor in Seattle where more briefings that the Foundation is sponsoring in partnership with the Wash- than 50 guests celebrated Luce’s ington, D.C.-based Resources for the Future.The series will inform poli- record of leadership and dedicated cymakers about U.S. and international energy supply needs and alternative public service. Bill Van Ness, president of the sources to the year 2050. Henry M. Jackson Foundation, be- I hope that you enjoy this issue of The Jackson Legacy.Thank you for your gan the program with welcoming continued interest in and generous support of the Foundation’s work. remarks and read several tributes from guests who were unable to at- Warm regards, tend. John T. Conway, chairman of the U.S. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, wrote, “The selection of Charles F. Luce for the Henry V O L U M E 9 N U M B E R 1 Helen H. Jackson, Chairman of the Board continued on page 3 THE JACKSON LEGACY A PUBLICATION OF THE HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION s Chairman’ Fund A series of briefings co-spon- sored by Resources for the Awards Grants Future and the Jackson Foun- dation will inform policymak- The Chairman’s Fund, established in ers on energy-related topics. 1992 in honor of Helen Jackson, chair- Speakers at the first briefing man of the Henry M. Jackson Founda- included (from left) Dan tion, continues to be active in support- Arvizu, director of the Nation- al Renewable Energy Labora- ing noteworthy programs in the Puget tory; Paul Portney, the presi- Sound region, particularly in areas close dent of Resources for the Fu- to the Jackson home in Everett,Washing- ture; and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett ton.With the advice and leadership of (R-Md.), a senior member of the Jackson family, the Foundation the House Science Committee (see story on page 5). makes small grants of $500 to $2,500 (totalling $30,000 annually) to sup- port local non-profit organizations children, youth and families are of • Everett Community College working to benefit the community. high importance to Helen Jackson, Fund MOHAI’s Speaking of Seattle and in this light, the Foundation • Facing the Future: People and The Seattle-based Museum of His- was impressed with the wide spec- the Planet tory and Industry (MOHAI) was trum of resources that the shelter • Museum of History and Industry awarded a Chairman’s Fund grant provides to homeless young people • Music of Remembrance for its Speaking of Seattle pro- and the crucial community service • Operational Emergency Center gram—a project to record historic gap it fills in the city of Seattle. • ROOTS – Rising out of the Casa Latina’s Volunteer Shadows moments by transcribing existing Training Program • Snohomish County Red Cross oral history interviews and collect- Casa Latina, a Seattle-based, non- • University of Washington ing oral histories from prominent profit organization serving Latino Libraries Washington State, Seattle, and met- immigrants, received a chairman’s • Washington State Holocaust Ed- ropolitan King County politicians. grant to support the organization’s ucation Resource Center The Museum plans to collect oral histories from key individuals who efforts to train volunteers to pro- vide language, leadership, and em- have played important roles in local ployment education for Latino im- THE JACKSON LEGACY and state politics.The Foundation is proud to support MOHAI as it migrants. Helen Jackson has always The Jackson Legacy: A Publication of the Henry M. taken an interest in volunteering Jackson Foundation is distributed each fall and plays a critical role in informing fu- spring. ture generations of leaders through and making a difference in the community.The Foundation be- The Henry M. Jackson Foundation is a pub- its impressive collection and licly supported tax-exempt organization un- programming. lieves that Casa Latina plays a vital der Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue role in improving the lives of Latino Code to which tax-deductible contributions ROOTS – Rising Out of the Shadows – Youth Shelter families by providing programs for may be made under Section 170 of the Code. The Chairman’s Fund awarded a women and families, English class- Helen H. Jackson, Chairman of the Board small grant to ROOTS - Rising out es, and information about health, William J. Van Ness, Jr., President housing, and education. of the Shadows, the only shelter in Staff the city of Seattle providing Grant Recipients 2004-05 Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director overnight shelter to homeless youth • Adventures of a Lifetime Neelima Shah, Program Officer (ages 18-25). Housed in a church Jelena Jurkovic, Office Manager • Allied Arts of Seattle basement in the University district • American Heart Association Henry M. Jackson Foundation of Seattle, ROOTS serves nearly 1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3317 • Beckwith-Wiedemann Children's Seattle, Washington 98154-1101 300 young people each year, pro- Foundation Tel. 206.682.8565 Fax. 206.682.8961 viding them with a safe, dry place • Boy Scouts of America E-mail. email@example.com to sleep, showers, food, and laun- • Casa Latina Website. www.hmjackson.org P A G E T W O dry facilities. Programs that impact • City Year Seattle/King County Jackson Foundation Pays Tribute to Charles F. Luce continued from page 1 Gordon C. Culp, a M. Jackson Award for Distinguished Public Service is more than Foundation board member and Jack- appropriate and would have been, I am sure, the personal choice son Award recipi- of Senator Jackson. I once heard Scoop describe Chuck as ‘the ent, provided high- smartest lawyer I know.’” Senator Stewart L. Udall also shared his lights of Charles praise for Luce by letter. “The quality of leadership and counsel Luce’s career in the provided by Senator Jackson’s inner circle was truly remark- public and private sectors. able—and no one exemplified that reality more than Chuck Photos by Chris Bennion Luce. He was a standout by every yardstick one might use.” Gor- don C. Culp, a Foundation board member, provided highlights of Luce’s career in the public and private sectors. “Chuck immedi- ately went to the top of everything he undertook…he was a lead- ing light in the legal field…he has unwavering good judgment…everyone trusts Chuck and that’s how he got things done,” said Culp. Other tributes Charles Luce earned his law degree from the University of were presented by Wisconsin in Madison. After clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Antone Minthorn, Justice Hugo Black, he practiced law in Walla Walla,Washington, chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1946 to1961. During that time, Luce drafted a constitution of the Confederat- and bylaws for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian ed Tribes of the Reservation that helped create an effective tribal government, re- Umatilla Indian cover large claims, and successfully protect treaty-fishing rights. Reservation (left) At Senator Jackson’s request, Luce was appointed Bonneville and Roberta Con- ner, director of the Power Administrator in 1961. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson Tamastslikt Cultur- appointed Luce Undersecretary of the Department of Interior. In al Institute in 1967, Luce became chairman and CEO of Con Edison in New Pendleton, Oregon York. Chuck Luce has been an active board member for promi- (below). nent nonprofits and educational institutions, including the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, serving on its Board of Governors and Executive Committee since its inception. The Henry M. Jackson Award for Distinguished Public Service was established in 1988 to honor individuals who have made im- portant contributions to the nation through their service and who share qualities of leadership exemplified by Senator Jackson. Charles and Peggy Luce P A G E T H R E E s Carlson Center’ Sterling Munro Awards Promote Public Service In keeping with its goal of encour- each youth I talk with understand UW political sci- aging young people to pursue ca- that they have been placed on this ence professor reers in public service, the Jackson planet for a purpose with all the David Olson re- ceived the Ster- Foundation continues to provide necessary tools, to accomplish ling Munro Facul- annual support to the Edward Carl- whatever it is they desire,” said ty Award for facil- son Leadership and Public Service Stogsdill after receiving the Munro itating internships Center at the University of Wash- scholarship. and promoting ington. In 1993, the Foundation es- active citizenship. Other 2004 Sterling Munro tablished the Sterling Munro Public Scholarship Recipients Include: Photo by Mary Levin Service Scholarship, administered Chau Dang, a senior in Social by the Carlson Center, to instill a Work at UW, immigrated from life-long commitment to public Vietnam 12 years ago. She works service by providing outstanding with refugees and immigrants at undergraduate students with the the Asian Counseling and Referral cently retired from teaching, he opportunity to explore their poten- Service. will continue his involvement with tial for service and leadership in the Michael Pope is a UW senior this program. community. majoring in law, societies and jus- “Professor Olson has exemplified In addition to student support, tice and sociology. He leads a pro- leadership in service learning, pub- each year an award is made to a fac- gram called “Young Life Open lic service internships and commu- ulty member who has demonstrat- Door,” which helps young people nity partnership projects. . .and the ed exemplary leadership in com- with mental and physical handicaps. results of his dedication: genera- munity-based instruction, including tions of students who have gone on service learning, public service in- Kam Yee,is a UW Bothell junior to become community leaders who ternships and community partner- majoring in Interdisciplinary Stud- are now bringing up the next gen- ship projects. ies. She started a student organiza- eration of active citizens and social- The Foundation has awarded over tion called Community Science change agents,” said a former stu- $125,000 in grants since the estab- Connection to encourage student dent in a recent issue of the Univer- lishment of these awards in honor participation in a prestigious NASA sity’s alumni magazine, Columns. of S. Sterling Munro, a former se- competition. “I am deeply and profoundly nior aide to Senator Jackson. UW Professor David Olson honored to receive the S. Sterling Student Scholarship Awarded Receives Faculty Award Munro Award,” said Olson at the to Brandon Stogsdill This year the S. Sterling Munro award presentation. He reminded A 2005 student scholarship recipi- Public Service Faculty Award was those assembled of the accomplish- ent, Brandon Stogsdill exemplifies given to Political Science Professor ments of S. Sterling Munro and his the high caliber of Munro student David Olson who has taught at the link to the legacy of Senator Jack- scholarship recipients. Stogsdill, a University of Washington for over son. “While current policymakers junior at the University Washing- thirty years in the areas of state and spurn conservation, it was Sterling ton, is involved in two nonprofit local government, city politics, and and Scoop who pioneered the ‘Land organizations that work with at-risk the politics of public reform. and Conservation Act.’ It was Ster- children. Growing up in difficult Through his work in the public ling and Scoop who brought us the conditions himself, Brandon was sector—the Port of Seattle and Redwoods National Park,” said Ol- able to turn his life around, gradu- Metro—Olson has helped facilitate son, “and it was Sterling and Scoop ating with honors from a communi- hundreds of student internships. He who created The North Cascades ty college. He now attends the Uni- is credited with being the driving National Park. As a society, we versity of Washington and wants to force behind the Olympia Intern- ought not to forget what they be- share his experience to help chil- ship Program in which 15 to 20 quested to us.” dren with similar life situations students work in the Washington make the right choices. “I try to let State Legislature. Although he re- P A G E S E V E N P R O G R A M S & A C T I V I T I E S Last year, the Foundation adopted a new Energy 2050 Series Informs Policymaking Programs and Activities strategy that has since become as important as its The Henry M. Jackson Foundation able energy, the series will also ex- RESOURCES FOR is partnering with the independent, amine petroleum, alternative fuels, THE FUTURE (RFF), grantmaking efforts. Its goal is to lever- nonpartisan,Washington, D.C.- coal, natural gas, and nuclear pow- an independent and age additional resources for issues that nonpartisan think are central to the Jackson legacy by con- based Resources for the Future er. “The United States is at a critical tank, improves envi- vening leaders in each field, providing (RFF) to hold a series of six brief- juncture in terms of energy policy,” ronmental, energy, opportunities for public dialogue, and ings entitled “Energy 2050” to in- said Paul Portney, president and se- and natural resource organizing forums for in-depth analysis form policymakers and explore pol- nior fellow at RFF. “Decisions we policymaking world- icy options to address U.S. and in- make now will not only affect our wide through objec- on critical and timely issues.The Foun- tive, high-caliber re- dation’s partnership with national orga- ternational energy supply needs own energy production and con- search that is root- nizations such as Resources for the Fu- throughout the next several sumption, but will also shape inter- ed primarily in eco- ture and the Jackson School are recent decades.The Henry M. Jackson national politics for decades.” nomics and other outgrowths of this new strategy. Foundation is the lead sponsor of Lara Iglitzin, the Foundation’s social sciences. Re- this energy series. executive director, commented on sources for the Fu- Each of the six briefings will be the importance of such a program. ture has made the sessions available held in Washington, D.C., and will “It is vital for policymakers today to on its website at be hosted by a member of Con- have an opportunity for in-depth, www.rff.org. gress.The sessions will bring to- nonpartisan discussion of the key gether legislators, scholars, and rep- energy challenges facing our nation resentatives from the corporate and over the next several decades,” she public sectors. In addition to renew- said. Symposium Launches New Herbert J. Ellison Center The Herbert J. Ellison Center for lison Center Director Stephen Han- pleased to honor Professor Ellison, Russian and East European Studies son, Boeing International Professor who played a major role in develop- was formally launched at the Uni- of Political Science at the Jackson ing this excellent program,” said versity of Washington’s Henry M. School; Lara Iglitzin, executive di- Foundation Chairman Helen Jack- Jackson School of International rector of the Henry M. Jackson son. “We greatly value Herb’s advice Studies with a major, national sym- Foundation; Jack Matlock, former and have relied on it many times posium funded by the Jackson Ambassador to the USSR; Blair over the years—as Scoop himself Foundation.The Jackson School Ruble, director of the Kennan Insti- did—and we are grateful that he has worked closely with Jackson Foun- tute of the Woodrow Wilson Cen- been such a wonderful friend to the dation staff to craft this significant ter; and Angela Stent, National In- Jackson Foundation, the Jackson conference in November, 2004, telligence Officer for Russia and School, and the entire community.” partnering with the D.C.-based Eurasia. Professor Ellison is a highly re- Kennan Institute for Advanced New Center Provides spected and nationally known spe- Russian Studies.The event was en- Resources, Honors Professor cialist on the history and politics in titled “The Russian Studies Sympo- The Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russia and the Soviet Union and in- sium: Opening Doors in the Russian, East European, and Central ternational relations in East Asia. Decade Ahead,” and examined the Asian Studies was established at the According to Ellison Center Di- Russian studies field since the fall of Henry M. Jackson School of Inter- rector Stephen Hanson, “We hope the Soviet Union. national Studies at the University of that the Ellison Center will have a Some of the speakers at the event Washington to provide permanent major impact on the entire field of included Herbert J. Ellison, profes- resources for the School’s critically post-communist studies.We are sor emeritus of Russian history and important Russian Studies program. now poised to become the leading international studies at the Jackson “By supporting the formal launch center in the United States for the School of International Studies; El- of the Ellison Center, we are study of this region.” P A G E F I V E Foundation Mourns Passing of Lloyd Meeds The Board and staff of the Jackson Foundation were saddened to learn of the passing of Lloyd Meeds, a distinguished seven-term congressman from Everett,Washington, and a partner at the law firm Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds. He was also a founding member of the Foundation’s Board of Governors and Executive Committee and played a critical role in establishing the mission and direction of the Jackson Foundation. He was a very close and dear colleague of Senator Jackson. As reported in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Meeds forged one of the most enduring leg- islative records in Washington political history. He was known for his fierce interest in Native American issues, education, and federal land issues. He played an instrumental role in establishing Head Start and the Youth Conservation Corps. He was an early sup- porter of Title IX, the landmark 1972 law that bans sex discrimination in schools, Lloyd Meeds 1927-2005 whether in academics or athletics. “When people talk about a person’s legacy, they talk about personal qualities, about the character of the person. Lloyd had those. But he had an effect on people’s lives.The lives of a lot of people are better for his work,” said Thomas Foley, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lloyd Meeds passed away on August 17, 2005, at his home in Church Creek, Mary- land, leaving his beloved wife, Mary, several children and grandchildren. He was 77. He will be remembered dearly by the Jackson family and the Foundation. Seattle, WA 98154 Suite 3317 1001 Fourth Avenue PERMIT NO. 1473 SEATTLE, WA U.S. POSTAGE PAID F OUNDATION NON-PROFIT ORG. THE JACKSON LEGACY H ENRY M. J ACKSON THE JACKSON LEGACY A PUBLICATION OF THE HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION s Conference to Examine Jackson’ Legacy in Foreign Policy The Jackson School of International long-term impact on U.S. foreign to set up a senior course that re- Studies at the University of Wash- policy and still influences decisions quires students to work in teams to ington was awarded a major grant today. research a specific policy issue and to work in partnership with the Students to Get Hands-on provide recommendations and re- Jackson Foundation to hold a forum Public Policy Experience ports that are evaluated by an expe- examining Senator Jackson’s legacy The conference will provide several rienced policymaker. Prior to the in foreign policy.The conference is opportunities for students to gain conference, the Jackson School will currently planned for fall 2006 in hands-on policy experience and also hold a seminar devoted to Sen- Seattle. learn about Senator Jackson’s in- ator Jackson’s legacy. This two-day conference for volvement in groundbreaking for- The conference is expected to re- scholars, students, and the commu- eign policy issues and legislation. ceive regional and national media nity will explore the ways in which Students will meet with scholars coverage. Many sessions will be Senator Jackson’s leadership and ac- and policymakers in small group open to the public. tive role in foreign policy has had a discussions.The School also plans S C O O P ’ S T R O O P S N E W S Former staffers of Senator Jackson and their fami- lies joined with Jackson Foundation board mem- bers and staff to celebrate in the annual birthday Photo by Michael Feinstein Scoop’s Troops picnic on Saturday June 4, 2005, at Salty’s Restaurant on Alki Beach in Seattle. The new location proved a success. Those who could not attend were missed. . .John Hempelmann, Anne and Kenneth Pyle Cairncross & Hempelmann, has been named a Professorship Established vice president of the Foundation’s board. He will at the Jackson School be sharing in the leadership of this post with Vice The Henry M. Jackson Foundation is pleased to announce a gift of $250,000 to the Henry M. President Jim Wickwire. . .The Foundation added Jackson School of International Studies to es- two new members, Jim Berry, former special as- tablish the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy in sistant to Senator Jackson, and Eileen Grevey honor of Kenneth and Anne Pyle. Dr. Pyle is recognized as a leader in international affairs Hillson, a natural resource and energy specialist, education. Senator Jackson’s most trusted advi- sor on Asia policy, he is a former director of the to its Program Committee. . .Peter Jackson was Jackson School and founding president of the elected to the Foundation’s Finance Committee National Bureau of Asian Research. Excerpts from a speech by Dr. Pyle and the expected im- . . .Linda Mason Wilgis was elected to the Foun- pact of this gift will be featured in the Jackson Foundation’s 2005 Annual Report. P A G E S I X dation’s Nominating Committee. THE JACKSON LEGACY A PUBLICATION OF THE HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION H U M A N R I G H T S Foundation Stays the Course on Human Rights Efforts Lara Iglitzin, the Jackson Founda- philanthropy, Charities Aid Founda- tional field and the non-profit and tion’s executive director, travels to tion (CAF), to hold a series of dis- philanthropic sectors.The Jackson Russia annually for a series of cussions to raise awareness among Foundation also gathered a small meetings with nongovernmental Russian private businesses and phil- group of Seattle foundation execu- and philanthropic organizations, anthropists on issues of human tives to meet with the Russian dele- academics, and journalists. During rights and civil society. CAF is con- gation to exchange information on this trip, Iglitzin gathers in-depth sidered one of the most successful Western and Russian philanthropy. information on and builds relation- European funding organizations The Foundation has awarded over ships with prospective and current working in the area of corporate $1.2 million in grants in the Russ- grantees, analyzes current human social responsibility. ian human rights field since 1993. rights trends, and assesses the needs Russian Delegation and capacity of NGOs working in Visits the United States “It was a very valuable ex- the field.These trips help the Foun- To complement this program in dation ensure that it continues to Moscow, the Foundation also spon- perience to meet with foun- work with key players to make a sored a small delegation of repre- dation and NGO leaders in valuable contribution to the process sentatives from Russian foundations of democratic transition and civil to the United States to engage in the United States and dis- society in Russia. informational exchanges with their cuss the best ways to develop Based on program ideas that are counterparts.The delegation gave generated on these annual site vis- presentations in Washington, D.C., our private philanthropies its, the Foundation supports pro- at the Kennan Institute for Ad- in Russia. We are thankful jects that are timely and address the vanced Russian Studies, and also current needs of the human rights met with foundation colleagues in for this opportunity.” sector.This year, when western New York, Seattle, and San Francis- –Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, sources of funding are scarce, the co. In Seattle, the Foundation held a Agency for Social Jackson Foundation worked with forum on civil society that was at- Information (Moscow) the Moscow staff of the European tended by leaders in the interna- Institute Develops Mock Trial Program With a grant from the Henry M. established in 1992 as one of the Jackson Foundation, the St. Peters- first private Russian law schools to burg Institute of Law launched an encourage Russia’s transition to a innovative, mock trial program in democratic society and to foster ac- St. Petersburg, Russia to educate tive citizenship.The Living Law youth about ethnic and religious in- Center, housed at the school, devel- tolerance, repression, and human ops modern textbooks on practical rights.The program teaches stu- law including constitutional law, dents about existing laws and polit- criminal and procedural law, human ical rights through in-depth analysis rights, democracy and civic society. of actual legal cases and mock liti- The school also teaches practical le- gation.This grant is one of several gal skills to high school students the Foundation awards to human and provides training for teachers. rights organizations each year working in Russia to combat na- Above is a poster promoting a new, tionalist extremism, anti-Semitism, Foundation-supported mock trial and xenophobia. program at the St. Petersburg Insti- P A G E F O U R The St. Petersburg Institute was tute of Law in Russia.
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