"For their significant humanitarian efforts, which have contributed
meaningfully in making a positive impact of mining on society."
Award Presented by Marc Le Vier, President
A Selection of Don & Mary's
They were emergency foster parents to many children in
difficult circumstances. They ended up adopting many of these children and
helped them get good starts in life.
They helped Southeast Asian refugees establish new lives
in The U.S.
In Salt Lake City they established Literacy Volunteers of
America Wasatch Front (LVAWF) to help refugees in Utah. Don financially
supported this agency by buying a building to house the office. They again
sponsored many refugee families until his retirement. They still support
LVAWF with office space.
Since Donís retirement, he has served as a consultant for
the United Nations in India and in Russia.
Marc LeVier's speech at the
Gold Medal Presentation
Press Release about the Hausen Gold