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ELI Report Gains New Honors

November 2001

The Environmental Law Institute® 1999 Annual Report has been selected as one of “Ten Cool Annual Reports” in the nation by the Center for Association Leadership. The Center is an organization founded by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE) to promote innovation in the association profession. And the Ten Cool Project is a collection of “cool” resources and samples designed to serve as an idea-generation tool for association professionals.

“We were so impressed with both the visuals and content in your Annual Report that we will include it among our first lists to be unveiled in November,” said Sandra Dos Santos, Manager of Knowledge Initiatives for GWSAE.

The Ten Cool Project is just one of an array of tools for association professionals and business partners offered at CenterOnline.org. The new site is scheduled to go live on November 8 to coincide with the opening of The Center for Association Leadership in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Most of the CenterOnline resources will be available to all Web site visitors, with an enhanced level of service available to members of the GWSAE. In addition to Ten Cool Annual Reports, the site also includes Ten Cool Association Web Sites, Ten Cool Staff Recognition Ideas, and Ten Cool Sponsorship Ideas among others.

In his opening statement in the 1999 Annual Report, ELI’s president J. William Futrell states, “In this report, we tell our story through words, picture, and numbers. By showing the deeds we hold important, these point to the values that have been at the heart of our organization since its founding 30 years ago.”

The “Ten Cool Project” is just the latest in a series of awards and acknowledgments that ELI has received over the years for its annual reports. The 1999 Annual Report also received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Annual Reports - Printed.