2020 Page Awards

February 24, 2021
Virtual Event

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The fifth annual Arthur W. Page Center Awards honored Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID director; Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of PBS Newshour; Eugene Robinson, Washington Post columnist and editor; and Bill Heyman, CEO of Heyman Associates.

The renowned communicators received a Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication at a special virtual awards event on Feb. 24, 2021.

The four honorees were recognized for long careers ethically and responsibly communicating with the public. Each honoree participated in a Q&A session to discuss the important role of truth-telling and integrity in their work.

2021 Awards Honorees

The Larry Foster Award recognizes professional excellence in the fields of journalism, public relations and the public sector. Seventeen years after its founding, the Page Center recognizes its founder Larry Foster's legacy by honoring communicators who have achieved national stature as trusted sources of information, thereby influencing the formation of public awareness, public opinion and public permission.

During challenging times, we rely on voices of truth and reason to guide us. When conflicting messages are thrown at us by the second, we look to leaders whose integrity, clarity and professionalism steady the ship. The role these leaders embrace is more important than ever and it’s the goal of the Arthur W. Page Center to recognize these communicators' career-long commitment to the concept of “truth well told.”

Learn more about this year's honorees

Donations & Sponsorships

This 2021 event was free to attend. Please consider making a donation to support the program. Your donation will also help to fund timely, innovative research conducted by Page Center scholars. (NOTE: The donation page is run by Penn State University)

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Contact Information

Event & Sponsorship Contact
Jonathan McVerry (jmac@psu.edu)


A special thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
You can learn more about them and their support on the Platinum Sponsor info page.

2021 Platinum Sponsors

Thank you Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Thank you Friends of the Page Center

Bill Nielsen Consulting
Gagen MacDonald
The Iwata Family Foundation
Roger Bolton
Southwest Airlines

Last Year

Relive the 2020 Arthur W. Page Center Awards when we honored
Gene Foreman, Ginger Hardage and Tom Kean.
Learn about all of the past Larry Foster Award honorees on the awards page.

About the Center

The Arthur W. Page Center is dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics and responsibility in corporate communication and other forms of public communication. Since its 2004 founding, the Page Center has become an international leader in research on ethics and integrity in public communication. Over the past 16 years, the Center has funded more than 250 scholars and awarded more than $900,000 in research funding. Visit the Page Center website for more information about the Center and its many initiatives.

Page Center Advisory Board

Bill Nielsen (chair)
Former head of communications at Johnson & Johnson

Roger Bolton
President of Page and former senior vice president of communications at Aetna

Sandra Clark
Vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY

Suki Dardarian
Senior managing editor and vice president of the Star Tribune

Ellyn Fisher
Senior vice president of public relations and social media for the Ad Council

Aedhmar Hynes
Former CEO of Text100

Marie Hardin
Dean of the Bellisario College of Communications at the Pennsylvania State University

Maril MacDonald
CEO of Gagen MacDonald

William Margaritis
Business consultant and investor

Tom Martin
Executive-in-residence at the College of Charleston and
former vice president of communications at ITT and FedEx

John Nichols
Emeritus professor of communications at the Bellisario College of Communications at
the Pennsylvania State University

John Onoda
Communications consultant and former executive at Charles Schwab, Visa and Levi Strauss

Gary Sheffer
Sandra R. Frazier professor of public relations at Boston University

Charlene Wheeless
CEO at Charlene Wheeless LLC and current chairperson of Page

Denise Bortree
Director of the Page Center and associate dean at Penn State's Bellisario College of Communications