Frank Boas Selected National Jefferson Award Recipient for Public Service
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Selected National Jefferson Award Recipient for Public Service
Board Trustee to be Honored at National Award Ceremonies in Washington, DC
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) - Frank Boas, retired international attorney and a board trustee for the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation (UHF), has been selected as a national recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
As a national award recipient, Boas
has been invited to participate in the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony, hosted June 21-23, 2004 in Washington, D.C., with a formal award presentation on June 22 at the U.S. Senate
"Frank Boas is a valued member of the UH Foundation's board of trustees who brings a level of passion and commitment to his volunteer work with the Foundation that is truly admirable," commented Donna Vuchinich, the Foundation's acting president.
The UH Foundation
as one of Hawai ʻi's recipients of the Jefferson Award.
Born in the Netherlands in 1930, Boas
migrated to the U.S. with his
parents 10 years later.
After graduating with a BA degree, cum laude, 1951, and a JD, 1954, from Harvard, Boas established a private legal practice in Belgium.
He was also a legal advisor to the U.S. State Department.
In 1996 he
received the Harvard Alumni Association
Award in recognition of his
endowment of a national scholarship program for undergraduates in his
In addition, he
was honored for supporting the Paul-Henry Spaak lecture series, which brings distinguished European leaders to Harvard
In 1980, he established the Maurits C. Boas Professorship of International Economics in honor of his father.
own foundation specifically to support international activities at Harvard
moved to Honolulu in the late 1980s and has been a strong supporter of the University of Hawaiʻi.
In addition to his
monetary gifts to UH
experience in international law.
Over the years, he
has been a strong supporter of the William S. Richardson School of Law
and was its lead donor for the university's first comprehensive campaign.
A current UH Foundation trustee, he is chair of the gift planning committee.
A member of the UH law school Dean's Pacific-Asian Legal Studies advisory committee, Boas also served on the school's Special Review Committee.
He is president of the Pacific Asian Affairs Council and in 2002 was honored by the Hawai ʻi State Legislature for fostering U.S.-Asia relations.
was one of 6 recipients of the local Jefferson Awards presented at the 2004 National Philanthropy Day, sponsored by the Aloha Chapter
of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals.
The Honolulu Advertiser
sponsors the Jefferson Awards and the national winner from each of the nation's 210 media markets is chosen from local award recipients.
In addition to Boas
, this year's local winners were: