Don Graham To Receive the Stephen K. Fischel Distinguished Public Service Award
By Gaby Pacheco March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016
Arlington, VA- Donald E. Graham, co-founder of TheDream.US, will be honored on April 7, 2016, by the American Immigration Council with the Stephen K. Fischel Distinguished Public Service Award.
For more information see: http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/events/21st-annual-washington-dc-immigrant-achievement-awards
Stephen K. Fischel Distinguished Public Service Award
Donald E. Graham is chairman of the board of Graham Holdings Company (previously The Washington Post Company). He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000 and chairman of the paper from September 2000 to February 2008.
Graham was born on April 22, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of Philip L. and Katharine Meyer Graham. After graduating in 1966 from Harvard College, where he was president of the Harvard Crimson, Graham was drafted and served as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was a patrolman with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department from January 1969 to June 1970.
Graham previously served as chairman of the District of Columbia College Access Program, a private foundation which, since 1999, has helped double the number of DC public high school students going on to college and has helped triple the number graduating from college. He co-founded the program along with major local businesses and foundations. Since its inception, DC-CAP has assisted over 13,000 DC students enroll in college and has provided scholarships totaling more than $18 million.
In 2013, Graham co-founded TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. In two years, TheDream.US has raised over $91 million in scholarship money and currently has over 900 students. Don’s philanthropic spirit and contributions have opened countless opportunities to the immigrant youth community across the nation.