::: The Heart of Arthur Award :::
President Bill Clinton
The Heart of Arthur Award honors and recognizes outstanding individuals who personify Arthur’s commitment to service. The award was first presented on July 10, 2013—on what would have been Arthur’s 70th birthday—to his brother Johnnie Ashe, who served an additional tour in Vietnam to prevent Arthur from experiencing the front lines of war. This September will mark the final presentation of the award to recipient President Bill Clinton.
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment.
In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti.
President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.
In 1993 President Clinton posthumously awarded Arthur the Presidential Medal of Freedom and later inducted him into the US Open Court of Champions. President Clinton and Arthur are most deeply connected by their shared belief in working to better the world and address the world’s most pressing challenges.