The Tech Museum of Innovation announced that Ted Turner – the visionary and entrepreneur who revolutionized the telecommunications industry, founded CNN and the United Nations Foundation and serves as Chairman of The Turner Foundation – has been named the eleventh recipient of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award. Sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc., this award honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership address humanity’s greatest challenges.
The James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership are helping to address humanity's greatest challenges. The Global Humanitarian Award was inspired by Applied Materials Chairman, Jim Morgan. Jim demonstrates in his work and his philanthropy that technology can unleash the potential in all of us and turn our ideas into concrete solutions for a better world and that corporations can play a vital role in helping identify and extend the benefits of technology to those who need them most. Jim Morgan received the National Medal of Technology for his industry leadership and his vision in building Applied Materials into the world's leading semiconductor equipment company. He also offers his time and guidance to organizations including The Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, World Presidents' Organization, and The Nature Conservancy. He is a founder and steadfast supporter of The Tech Awards.