Awards & Recognition
From Values to Action Earns 800-CEO-READ’s #1 Bestseller Spot
January 10, 2014
From Values to Action had a great year. Harry’s book was 800-CEO-READ’s #1 bestseller for 2013. 800-CEO-READ compiles a bestseller list each month to recognize the books they ship out to businesspeople, business schools, and entrepreneurs to help spread ideas, solve problems, promote change, and inspire leadership. Based on the numbers for the entire year, giving weight to both total sales numbers and how long each book stayed on the list (and at what number), From Values to Action came in #1 for 2013.
2013 Farmers’ Humanitarian Award
December 11, 2013
The 7th Annual One Acre Fund Gala honored Harry Kraemer as the 2013 Farmers’ Humanitarian Award recipient. The annual gala gathers Chicago’s community of philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, executives, and members of the Kellogg/Northwestern community for an evening of music, dinner and presentations that celebrate both One Acre Fund’s work and the many people that support it. This year’s event was held at the Chicago Cultural Center and was expected to be attended by 300 people. One Acre Fund is an award-winning non-profit providing a ‘market bundle’ that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access to over 137,000 farmers and their families in East Africa. One Acre Fund uses investments, not handouts, to generate permanent gains in farm income, helping Africa’s hardest working farm families achieve their full potential. One Acre Fund’s programs, which impact over 820,000 people across Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, have won accolades and press from the Financial Times, Forbes magazine, and PBS Newshour, as well as funding from USAID. In January 2013, the organization was listed #18 on the Global Journal’s annual list of the world’s Top 100 NGOs. Harry Kraemer, the event honoree is a noted executive, author, and committed supporter of One Acre Fund’s mission.
Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp Outstanding Service Award
June 14, 2013
Lawrence University announced that Harry Jansen Kraemer, Wilmette, Ill., will be presented the Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp Outstanding Service Award. This award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of Lawrence University or Milwaukee-Downer College after his or her 15th cluster reunion, who has provided outstanding service to Lawrence University. This award honors Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp M-D’18, voted Milwaukee-Downer alumna of the year in 1964 for her long-standing service to the college, which included serving as president of the Alumnae Association Board, class secretary, and public relations officer.
A 1977 Lawrence graduate, Kraemer spent 12 years on the Board of Trustees (1999-2011), including three years as board chair. While on the board, he served as co-chair of the More Light! campaign, the most successful fund-raising effort in the college’s history, and has shared his talents with numerous other university committees. He has participated in the Lawrence Scholars in Business Program, been a Career Conference panelist and was the featured speaker for the college’s 2011 matriculation convocation.
Nautilus Book Awards 2012
Nautilus Book Awards (Better Books for a Better World) has announced that From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values Based Leadership is a 2012 NAUTILUS AWARDS SILVER WINNER in the Business/Leadership category.