Cooperative Hall of Fame Program - pdf
2006 Program - pdf 1.3mb

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 of cooperation.

The Cooperative 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 commitment.

 
2005 Inductees
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Rebecca Allen Rebecca Allen
Co-founder of Parent Cooperative Preschools International (PCPI) whose life-long devotion to children, their parents, and cooperatives is legendary. For nearly 50 years Allen worked tirelessly to educate people about the importance of parent participation, control...more
Frank Morton Hunt II Frank Morton Hunt, II
Since launching his co-op career with Hunt Bros. Cooperative in 1950, Frank Morton Hunt, II, has worked to strengthen the cooperative movement. He believes that a cooperative is the best thing for a farmer, and always looks for cooperative solutions to challenges. more
Thomas L. Lyon Thomas L. Lyon
Retired CEO of Cooperative Resources International and respected cooperative leader and visionary. In 1993 he pioneered the first U.S. holding cooperative as a cutting-edge solution to the ailing cattle industry, and grew this new model into a successful business with global prominence. more
David O. Miller David O. Miller
Farmer, businessman, volunteer, and true cooperative statesman. For 30 years he has volunteered his time at the local, regional, national, and international level to enhance the cooperative movement. more