Bill Gates to receive award from Tech Museum
By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service
July 11, 2006
SAN JOSE (BCN) - The Tech Museum of Innovation announced
Monday that Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and one of the
world's richest men, will receive this year's James C. Morgan
Global Humanitarian Award.
The award will be presented at a ceremony at the museum on November
15 at the annual Tech Museum Awards, which annually honor innovators
who apply technology in creative and practical ways to global
"From Microsoft's early days, to the founding of the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has consistently made
philanthropy a priority, and demonstrated that technology can
be applied not just to business problems, but for the benefit
of humankind,'' museum president Peter Friess said. "We are
delighted to honor Bill Gates with this award, and to celebrate
his humanitarian contributions with the next generation of innovators
who can take great inspiration from his example.''
Gates will be one of 25 award winners honored at the dinner,
which will be hosted by San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback
"I'm honored to be named as the recipient for this year's
James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award,'' Gates said. "Melinda
and I are optimists who believe in the power of science and technology
to help solve some of the world's most difficult problems. Through
our foundation, we are committed to reducing the greatest inequities
in global health, and to providing greater access to information
and technologies that can help people lift themselves out of extreme
More information about the awards can be found at www.thetechawards.org.
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