On June 2nd Robert Ivy received the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award alongside fellow recipient and stain-glass artist Andrew Cary Young. Though far from his first recognition for his talent and enthusiasm for the art of architecture Ivy said at the ceremony that “…There is no greater honor than to be recognized by my home state…” He went on to say that sharing the award with so many of his childhood heroes from Mississippi was a part of that honor. He credited Mississippi with introducing him to art and architecture.

The first architect to receive the award in its history, Robert Ivy has been decorated for his work in architecture before. He was given the title of “Master Architect” by nation architectural fraternity Alpha Ro Chi. Ivy is the first and so far only architect to be given this award in the 21st century. He is also only of seven architects to ever receive this prestigious title alongside such architectural luminaries such as I.M. Pei and R Buckminster Fuller.Ivy received his education at Sewanee and then from Tulane University in Louisiana. Robert Ivy has also has a Fellowship from The American Institute of Architects of which he is also the Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer.

During his time there he has increased the organizations public profile and it has attained its highest membership since its founding 160 years ago in 1857.Before he joined The American Institute of Architect Robert Ivy worked for McGraw-Hill Publishing. He served as Editor In Chief of “Architectural Record” which became the most widely circulated architectural magazine on the globe. He also helped McGraw-hill expand into markets in the Middle East and China. He also founded the mandarin language edition of “Architectural Record.”Robert Ivy is also well known for his biography of Frank Lloyd Wright devotee Fay Jones. Published in 2001 and titled “Fay Jones” Architect” the book is currently on its third printing. He was also honored with the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture in 2017.

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Avaaz is a civic organization based in the U.S., which supports global activism on issues such as animal rights, climate change, poverty, corruption, conflict and human rights. It was established in January 2007 and according to The Guardian, it is the most powerful and largest online activism network in the globe. The name “Avaaz” stems from a transliteration of avaz, a Persian word, which means song or voice.

 

History

Avaaz was co-created by Res Publica, a community made up of professionals in the public sector who were dedicated to supporting civic virtue, deliberative democracy and good governance. The other co-founder was the MoveOn.org, a non-profit American advocacy group that supports progressive public strategy. Individual co-founders included Tom Pravda, Ricken Patel, Tom Perriello (former Congressman for Virginia), Eli Pariser, Jeremy Heimans, Andrea Woodhouse and David Madden. The board is made up of Tom Pravda (secretary), Ricken Patel (president), Ben Brandzel (treasurer) and the chairman is Eli Pariser and resume their.

 

Funding and Campaigns

From 2009, Avaaz has not received any donations from corporations or foundations. It has also not accepted payments that exceed $5,000 according to a report on The Guardian. The organization relies on its generous individual members who have managed to raise more than $20 Million so far. Before the year 2009, a number of foundations had funded its start-up costs and staff. Avaaz manages its global campaigns via its group of campaigners spread in more than 30 countries, which include India, Brazil, UK and Lebanon. The organization favors communicating with its members via emails and employs various campaign tactics like videos, online open petitions and tools such as email-your-leader. In some instances, Avaaz uses advertisements and seeks legal advice on how best to push a campaign forward. It also uses other means like staging phone-ins, sit-ins, media friendly stunts and rallies. It is the members who usually come up with suggestions on how campaigns should be conducted under the guidance of a number of specialists and what Avaaz knows.