Former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh (LAW ’57) and his wife and son, Ginny and Peter Thornburgh, have been honored with the Spirit of L’Arche Award. L’Arche USA recognized the trio earlier in November during the University of Pittsburgh’s 2016 Thornburgh Family Lecture on Disability Law and Policy.
The award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the lives of people living with intellectual disabilities. Dick Thornburgh established Pitt’s Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy in 2007 to provide opportunities to foster public education and civic action on important public policy issues. “Through the Thornburgh Family Lecture on Disability Law and Policy, my family hopes to bring public attention and resources to the abilities and concerns of Americans with disabilities,” he said.
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