San Francisco observes Yunus Day or Lifetime Achievement Award for Yunus. The Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco Ed Lee made an official proclamation declaring September 30 as Yunus Day.
On this day, San Francisco based Give2Asia Foundation, an organization which has a presence in 25 countries throughout Asia, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. The award was presented by Chairman of Give2Asia Foundation Ta Lin Hsu.
Give2Asia works with corporations, foundations and families to fund charitable projects and social enterprises in Asia. It makes possible programs that address critical issues such as healthcare, education, skills training, and the environment.
In its statement Give2Asia said, “Muhammad Yunus, as the pioneer of microcredit and social business, serves as a powerful example of what can be achieved through singular focus and dedication on poverty alleviation efforts.
Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee and Former US Secretary of State Professor George P. Shultz attended the ceremony, among many other dignitaries.