National Design Awards.
Provost Pradeep Sharma; Chairman of the Board Michael Spalter; Me; RISD Museum Director John W. Smith; President Rosanne Somerson; Trustee Amita Chatterjee; Trustee Jon Kamen; Trustee Nicole Miller; Trustee Bob Glass; Trustee Susan Dryfoos. I flew to New York for the Cooper Hewitt’s own version of the Academy Awards — National Design Awards. I came home and there was a gift waiting from the Museum Director, Caroline Baumann. A Cooper Hewitt canvas bag and a black & white tray. Director Baumann is someone who really ‘gets’ the importance of thanking her donors. I thanked her for thanking me.