Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, then First Lady of the United States, was honored with The Elie Wiesel Foundation’s Humanitarian Award for her advocacy on behalf of America’s children. Senator Clinton was formerly a staff attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund, and served as its chair from 1986 to 1992. She also chaired the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and introduced the Arkansas Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth. After taking office, President Clinton appointed the then First Lady to head his Task Force on National Health Care Reform. Senator Clinton has truly been a voice of hope for our nation’s children.
Senator Clinton was presented with the Award at a Humanitarian Award Dinner at the New York Public Library in New York City on April 14, 1994. Participants in the evening’s program included Charlie Rose, Dr. Paul LeClerc, Prime Minister Tansu Ciller, Barbara Streisand, and Bernard Kalb.