The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation selected as Transatlantic Promoter of the Year
The award was presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Estonia.
Charleston, SC: The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation was recognized November 3, 2017 at the Transatlantic Business Awards ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia as the Transatlantic Promoter of the Year. The American Chamber of Commerce Estonia hosts the annual awards program in partnership with the United States Embassy and the Baltic American Freedom Foundation.
The Transatlantic Promoter of the Year Award, one of three awards presented at the ceremony, is meant to recognize outstanding and innovative achievements by Estonian-based companies and individuals in the U.S. market, with an emphasis on their contributions to strengthening transatlantic economic ties, job growth, and shared prosperity.
Harry Huge, the founder and chairman of the Foundation, has been building bridges between the US and Estonia for thirty years. In the late 1980s, he worked actively with leaders of the efforts to regain Estonian independence, efforts that culminated in the restoration of Estonian independence in August 1991. For this work, Mr. Huge was awarded The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, an order bestowed by Estonia’s President on non-Estonians who have rendered special services to the Republic of Estonia. In 2010, Harry Huge was named Estonian Honorary Counsel for South Carolina.
For over a decade the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation has invested in the brightest minds and entrepreneurial projects through their generous support of projects at three U.S. based universities (Nebraska Wesleyan, College of Charleston, and the Citadel) and two Estonian universities (Tartu University and Tallinn University of Technology). The Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 100 students in the two countries, including the annual international pitch competition, NGAL (Network Globally, Act Locally). More recently, Mr. Huge has built a new venture capital fund investing in Baltic-region startups, C hange Ventures.
The award was presented November 2, 2017 with nearly 200 guests in attendance including the Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to the EU (Brussels) - Adam Shub. Other award recipients included Testlio, Transatlantic Company of the Year, and Coca Cola HBC Eesti received the Melissa Wells Corporate Responsibility award.
To watch Harry Huge’s acceptance speech please use following link:
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