Carnegie Corporation of New York Honors 35 Distinguished Immigrants

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Date of Publication: 
June, 2023
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Philanthropic foundation established by Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie and led now by Irish immigrant Dame Louise Richardson celebrates the crucial role of naturalized citizens in making America a land of opportunity for all.

Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced its annual list of Great Immigrants, honoring 35 naturalized citizens who have enriched and strengthened our society and our democracy. Each Fourth of July since 2006, the philanthropic foundation has invited Americans to celebrate these exemplary individuals by participating in its online public awareness campaign, Great Immigrants, Great Americans. #GreatImmigrants

The 2023 Class of Great Immigrants is comprised of naturalized citizens from 33 countries and a wide range of backgrounds and fields. For generations, immigrants have come to the United States seeking opportunities for themselves and their families. Among this year’s honorees are individuals who have fostered opportunities for others through their work as educators, mentors, philanthropists, job creators, public servants, storytellers, and advocates.

Additional 2023 honorees are recognized leaders in their fields, including two Nobel laureates, an Olympian, and a member of Congress. Among the honorees are Elle magazine editor in chief and TV personality Nina Garcia, best-selling novelist Min Jin Lee, seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, Hollywood star Pedro Pascal, and Academy Award winner Ke Huy Quan.

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Carnegie Corporation of New York. (2023, June). Carnegie Corporation of New York Honors 35 Distinguished Immigrants for Their Vital and Inspiring Contributions to Our Democracy. Carnegie Corporation of New York.