Established by the National
Cooperative Business Association, the Cooperative Hall of
Fame honors those distinguished individuals whose contributions
to cooperative business have been genuinely heroic.
Inductees are limited to a prestigious group carefully
selected to preserve the nature of this special recognition. Each year a select
few men and women are honored because of their genuinely heroic contributions
to the enhancement of cooperative enterprise and to the advancement of the principles
Development Foundation administers the Cooperative Hall
of Fame. Nominations are received annually and reviewed by two
committees, each composed of current leaders from the various
sectors of the U.S. cooperative movement.
The Cooperative Hall of Fame is also a major fundraiser
for CDF. It is fitting that the occasion to bestow the highest honor of the co-op
community on those individuals who have selflessly given of their lives to promote
cooperatives, is also a vehicle to raise funds to perpetuate their work and life-long