Ann Hoyt to Enter 2015 Co-op Hall of Fame

Sponsor contributions encouraged.

This spring, food co-ops are urged to honor one of their outstanding trainers and leaders, Ann Hoyt, while supporting co-op development through the Cooperative Hall of Fame.  The Hall honors decades of contributions by past and current outstanding leaders, and at the same time it generates support for future co-op development.  Each year a handful of the cooperative movement’s many leaders are nominated by past honorees and then sponsored for induction by many co-ops that choose to contribute in the inductee’s name toward future co-op development.

The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) administers the proceedings, and all funds raised on behalf of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees go toward future co-op development.  Typical uses include co-op board training and scholarships for attendance at co-op training conferences.  To learn more about CDF and the history and current nominees, visit  For how you and your co-op can contribute, see below.

The 2015 Cooperative Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on May 7 at the National Press Club. This year’s group of four inductees includes Dr. Ann Hoyt, who has contributed hugely to food co-ops in particular, along with her leadership contributions nationally and internationally through NCBA CLUSA.The other 2015 inductees are Daniel T. Kelley, William J. Nelson, and Judy Ziewazc. (For more on Ann Hoyt’s achievements and for short tributes to her impact, see “Dear Doctor Hoyt” in the July-August issue of Cooperative Grocer: 

Again, all sponsor contributions are used to support co-op training and scholarships through the Cooperative Development Foundation.  Due date for sponsorships is April 1. Contributors are encouraged to attend but need not be present on May 7. Following are sponsor and participation options:

*$10,000         Hall of Fame Sponsor

*$5,000           Banquet Sponsor

*$1,500           Congratulatory Listing

*$100              Friends of Listing (for individuals only)

*$3,750           Table of 8

*275                Individual ticket

To contribute or to learn more, go to the sponsorships and tickets page of, or contact Cassandra Durand at CDF: [email protected], 202-383-5545.

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