“Stanford alumni Dianne Calvi, Rey Saldaña honored with 2023 President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good”
This article was originally published by Stanford University on June 5, 2023.
Whether addressing extreme poverty in Africa or supporting generations of youth at schools nationwide, Stanford alumni are positively changing the trajectory of people’s lives in their communities and around the world.
In honor of their work, Stanford alumni Dianne Calvi, BA ’84, and Rey Saldaña, BA ’09, MA ’10, will receive the 2023 President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good.
Calvi, president and CEO of Village Enterprise, advocates for the most vulnerable and works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa. Saldaña is president and CEO of Communities in Schools, the country’s largest nonprofit providing student support inside schools, ensuring students are empowered to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future.
The award recognizes individuals who exemplify the university’s mission and values, and demonstrate a commitment to learning, social responsibility, and ethical and effective service.
“Rey and Dianne embody the essence of this award. They are both dedicated to uplifting others and finding impactful solutions to the challenges facing communities,” said President Marc Tessier-Lavigne. “Their inspiring commitment to public service illustrates our hope for Stanford graduates – that they will go on to pursue lives of purpose and civic engagement. I look forward to bestowing this well-deserved recognition at Commencement.”
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