I commend the vision and work of Girls Inc and I am delighted to send my congratulations to the honorees, especially Patty de Dominic. Patty is an active and effective board member of the Jane Goodall Institute and has demonstrated, time and again, her commitment to improving the lives of people – especially young people, and animals. Patty, I am thrilled that you are receiving this well deserved honor.
Let me add my congratulations to Congresswoman Lois Capps and Mayor Marty Blum. Together we can make this a better world for all living things. Jane Goodall PhD, DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace www.janegoodall.org 3lst March 2008