MMSA Gold Medalists
Donald & Mary Hausen
2005 MMSA Gold Medal Recipients
“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 Humanitarian Activities
- 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 Don’s retirement, he has served as a consultant for the United Nations in India and in Russia.