2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented to Dr. Akin Adesina

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Hyatt Regency Washington

Please note that tickets are required to attend the event and space is limited.


About the Honoree

GCNF is proud to present the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition to Dr. Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group.  Join us as we celebrate Dr. Adesina’s extraordinary contributions in advancing agricultural development to provide a sustainable source of nutritious foods for school nutrition programs.

Dr. Adesina was elected as the President of the African Development Bank Group in 2015.  Dr. Adesina’s lifelong work to advance agricultural development has contributed significantly to food security, particularly in Africa. A champion of nutrition, Dr. Adesina co-hosted the first official meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition in 2016, and serves on the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.


Tickets to this year’s award luncheon are $250 per person. Online payments are processed securely through DonorSnap and Global Payments. You will receive an email confirming your purchase of a ticket which will also serve as your tax-deductible receipt.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon. Please fill out the sponsorship request form at the link below to pledge your support.

For questions, please contact GCNF Communications and Administration Coordinator, Rebecca Steelman, at rebecca@gcnf.org.