We’re delighted to report that our patron in Australia, Simon Tedeschi, has been awarded the Legacy Prize from the Creativity Foundation, to be presented by Lisa Randall, one of the most promising theoretical physicists of her generation.
Benjamin Franklin’s Legacy is the symbolic link from extraordinarily creative Laureates, who explain and inspire creativity, to those curious, innovative and motivated individuals at the start of their careers who deserve greater recognition, encouragement, and mentoring.
The Legacy’s Mission derives from the 1789 codicil to Benjamin Franklin’s will, which helps creative youths advance to fulfill their potential and to perpetuate the Mission. The Legacy provided a fund for awarding silver medals to outstanding students in the Boston Free Grammar Schools, including Boston Latin, the boys’ school where Franklin’s formal education ended at age ten. Benjamin Franklin silver medals have been presented in Boston annually from 1793 to the present.
The Creativity Foundation Junto has invigorated and expanded Franklin’s Legacy beyond the Boston area to include additional high schools, universities, institutions, and service organizations (in Simon’s case, the Longy School of Music). Each of these selects an individual whom it judges outstanding in their approach to their disciplines. They must show great creative promise and inspiration in their endeavors in the arts, humanities, science, business, and public service.
MLFA congratulates Simon on this prestigious award.