Nashville, Tenn. -- The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) honored IHL president and Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) co-founder Greg Buzek with the first annual Paul Singer Award at the 13th Annual Angels in Adoption Congressional gala. RetailROI is a charitable foundation that was established to help the 400 million orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide.
The award was presented in a ceremony on Oct. 5, in Washington, D.C.
Established in 1999, the Angels in Adoption program was created to raise awareness of adoption and celebrates those who have made a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable children in need of a family. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption is one of the largest coalitions in the nation’s legislature, with over 200 current and former members of Congress participating.
The Paul Singer Award is the newest addition to CCAI’s Angels in Adoption program. It honors business or government leaders who have gone beyond their corporate or agency roles to advocate for better adoption and/or foster care policies worldwide. As an adoptive parent and the former CIO and senior VP of Target Corp. and SuperValu, Singer advocated for orphans nationally and around the world. It is in this spirit that the Paul Singer Award was created.
In 2010, with inspiration and partnership of Paul Singer and Marc Millstein, Buzek co-founded the Retail Orphan Initiative, which leverages the power and influence of retailers to benefit orphans and vulnerable children worldwide.