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The American- Scottish Foundation: Wallace Award Gala Dinner

 
Michael Reid, Alan L. Bain, Brenda Cope, Colin Cope Gordon

Michael Reid, Alan L. Bain, Brenda Cope, Colin Cope Gordon

The American-Scottish Foundation® 
Wallace Award®
Gala Dinner 
Photos by blacktiemagazine/GMK
 

The evening recognized the outstanding achievements of
Sir Ian Wood
, OBE, Chairman – John Wood Group plc,
 Miss Duncan MacDonald, Trustee – The Scottish Coalition USA and Dr. Alan L. Bain, President Emeritus of The American-Scottish Foundation, Inc.


The Award celebrates the diversity of contributions that Scots and American-Scots have made to the world, as well as acknowledges Honorees for their role in strengthening
American-Scottish relationships.

The evening was Co-Chaired by Elizabeth DeForest Scott and Captain Roderick Gow, and benefitted the work of ASF,
and
The Archie Foundation,
 whose mission is to support pediatric care and children’s wards in hospitals and communities in the North of Scotland,
 and is head quartered at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.
Sir Ian Wood has been Patron of Archie from 2000 - 2012
and ASF is Archie’s partner in the United States.

Heather L. Bain, Chairman of the American-Scottish Foundation, who presented each of the evening’s three Wallace Awards, said,
 “on behalf of the American-Scottish Foundation, I could not be more delighted to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of these three exceptional individuals in this manner”.
Ms. Bain also spoke of the accomplishments of the American-Scottish Foundation over the past year, and gave thanks to its many supporters.

Amongst the many guests enjoying the evening were three past recipients of the Wallace Award; D. Euan Baird, Duncan A. Bruce and Robert R. Douglass.  It was atruly magnificent evening exemplifying the best of Scottish culture and style.

Christie’s auctioneer, George McNeely, undertook the Live Auction which included a visit to the home and lunch with the Foundation’s Patron, The Duke of Hamilton, as well as the sale of a Scottish landscape painting which had been donated by Sir Ian Wood.

To learn more of the work of the American-Scottish Foundation
 visit their website at

www.americanscottishfoundation.org

or call 212 605 0338 (ext. 4).

 

WALLACE AWARD® 2012 HONOREES – Biographies

 

SIR IAN WOOD CBE

Born and educated in Aberdeen, Sir Ian is Chairman and Chief Executive of the John Wood Group PLC. He is also Chairman of J W Holdings Limited, one of Scotland’s largest fishing groups and Chancellor
of Robert Gordon University.

 A graduate of Aberdeen University, Scotland he has received Honorary Degrees from Aberdeen University, and Robert Gordon University, Scotland,and anHonorary Doctor of Technology from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

He was awarded the CBE in the 1982 New Year's Honours List,
and a Knighthood in 1994.  In 2007, Sir Ian established
The Wood Family Trust
,
 a Scottish-based charity with a global outlook;
Sir Ian is the Chairman.  

Additional Current Information:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-19584996



DR. ALAN L. BAIN

Alan Bain, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in England of Scottish parents.  A Law graduate of St.Catharine’s College, Cambridge University, England(1960).  He was admitted to the English Bar as a member of the Honourable Society of the InnerTemple where he was an Inner Temple Scholar.  In 1961, he left for the U.S. to attend Columbia Law chool, from which he graduated in 1964 with a J.D. He served as President of the Class of 1964 for the period of his studies. He was also admitted to the New York State Bar.

In 1970, Dr. Bain founded World-Wide Business Centres, Inc. In 1991, WWBC offered free accommodation to The American-Scottish Foundation®, an arrangement that continues.  In 1993, he was elected ASF’s President becoming President Emeritus in 2010.

In 2005, he invested in The Carloway Mill, a producer of Harris Tweed, and has spent the past seven years actively involved in reviving the mill and the industry.  Traveling regularly to Scotland over the past twenty years he has been heavily engaged in a wide range
of American Scottish activities

In 2009, Dr. Bain was awarded an Honorary Degree from
 Queen Margaret University, Scotland.


He is a member of The University Club in New York City which he served as a Council member and Vice President; and of London’s Oxford
and Cambridge Club
and the Marylebone Cricket Club.



MISS DUNCAN MACDONALD

Duncan MacDonald began her career in television in New York City, moving on to radio both in New York City and Boston. She hosted a daily afternoon program on the prestigious New York Times radio station: WQXR. She also served as Home and Food Editor of Yankee Magazine for 15 years, and wrote a column for House Beautiful. She is a past president of the New York Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television and became a Trustee and Executive Director of the
 National Friends of Public Broadcasting.


In the early 1970s Miss MacDonald became a member of the American-Scottish Foundation®, working closely with Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton. In 1974 she and Lady Malcolm decided there should be a “Scotland Week”, a precursor to the more recently established annual celebration of Scottish pride,
“Tartan Week”,
of which Miss MacDonald was the lead driving force.


Duncan MacDonald continues her work as a volunteer in several Scottish organizations, including the Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard of which she is one of the founders, and the Caledonian Foundation USA, Inc., where she serves as a Trustee and Executive Vice President.
She is, in addition, a Trustee of The Scottish Coalition USA.

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN-SCOTTISH FOUNDATION®

The American-Scottish Foundation was formed in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton. The Foundation is delighted that the family connection continues with His Grace The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon serving as ASF’s current Patron.

The mission of The American-Scottish Foundation®,
the pre-eminent, national, US-based not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to strengthening ties between individuals, institutions and businesses of Scotland and the United States 
through the pursuit of contemporary social, cultural, educational, philanthropic, scientific and economic interests and activities.

The Foundation champions, for mutual benefit, the extraordinary and creative relationship between Scotland and the United States with an extensive program of projects and events
 - a bridge between the two great countries. 

Patron

His Grace The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon

Chairman

Heather L. Bai

Officers and Directors

Dr. Alan L. Bain - President Emeritus
Norman Barnes
Elizabeth DeForest Scott
Captain Roderick C.Gow, OBE
Alexander B. Grannis
Charlotte Lyeth Burton
Dougal R. Munro
Olivia M. Sanson - Corporate Secretary
The Lord Sempill
Robert W. Thompson - Treasurer 

Camilla G. Hellman, MBE - Director of Development 

The Lady Natalie Douglas-Hamilton, CBE - President Emerita

www.americanscottishfoundation.org

www.facebook.com/americanscottish

WALLACE AWARD®:

The American-Scottish Foundation® introduced the
Wallace Award in 1970. It was awarded annually until 1988. After a hiatus, the Foundation revived the Wallace Award in 2000. The recipient was Senator Trent Lott, then Republican Senate Majority Leader.  Senator Lott received the Award in recognition of his sponsorship of Senate Resolution 155 that adopted April 6, in perpetuity,
 as National Tartan Day.

Recent recipients include: Euan Baird, Duncan A. Bruce, Sir Sean Connery, Robert R. Douglass, the Forbes Family, Former Senator Trent Lott, The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen and The Rt. HonLord Smith of Kelvin and the late Donald and Eleanor Taffner. 

 

 

Alan L. Bain, Heather L. Bain,  Sir Ian Wood

Alan L. Bain, Heather L. Bain,  Sir Ian Wood

 

 

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