Trustee Recognition Grants

The Trustee Recognition Grants were created by Mukti Founder, Mike Dively, to express his appreciation for the dedicated, volunteer service of the people who served on the Mukti Board.


The Thomas H. Fox Internship Program at Williams College was created in 2000 with a grant of $85,000. Williams College students have gone overseas, many for the first time, and engaged in worthwhile developmental work. Several other Fox interns have returned to their home country, mostly in Africa or the Caribbean, for their internship.


The William S. Moody Fund for International Conservation was created in 2002 with an award of $70,000 to Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment. Possible uses of the Fund include fellowships, exchanges, field assignments, workshops, and publications.


The Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund was established in 2003 at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands with a grant of $ 70,000. The Fund supports activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of any single island or island state, particularly in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands (which share a marine ecosystem separated by a political boundary) and in the dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis (one political entity comprising two contrasting and separate islands).  Activities eligible for funding include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars and lectureships, and publications.


The Martin Dupuis Leadership Awards at Western Illinois University was created in 2005 with a gift of $70,000. The Dupuis Leadership Award in LGBTQ Communities is given by the Committee on Sexual Orientation. The Dupuis Leadership Award in Historically Underrepresented Communities is awarded by the Centennial Honors College.

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