US President's Lifetime Achievement Awards for both our Chairman and Global CEO
GGI Founder and Chairman Claudio G. Cocca and GGI Global CEO Michael Reiss von Filski have both been awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award by US President Barack Obama.
The current programme is called the President's Volunteer Service Award and was created as a civil award by George W. Bush in 2002. He announced this programme during his State of the Union Address. In January 2003, George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation by executive order.
The President's Volunteer Service Award is bestowed by the President of the US. There are four classes: bronze, silver, gold and the most prestigious, the President's Call to Service Award, which is also referred to as the President's Lifetime Achievement Award. The programme was established to honour the volunteer work of individuals, families and organisations.
The President's Volunteer Service Award is a symbol of recognition from the President of the US. The association with the President that makes this award so meaningful is that there is a critical responsibility for participants to help to uphold the integrity of the programme so that the Award retains its value and prestige for others.