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WMF honors the Koç Family with the Hadrian Award

The World Monuments Fund (WMF), the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of heritage sites around the world, today presented its 20th annual Hadrian Award to Rahmi M. Koç, Semahat Arsel, and the Koç Family in recognition of their leadership in conserving the Republic of Turkey’s rich cultural heritage. The Hadrian Award honors an international leader whose patronage has greatly enriched the conservation and appreciation of art and architecture around the world. Ambassador Baki Ilkin, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the UN, assisted in the award presentation to the Koç family at a luncheon at the Pierre Hotel, presided over by WMF Chairman of the Board W. L. Lyons Brown and WMF President Bonnie Burnham, and attended by more than 350 distinguished philanthropists, dignitaries, and business leaders.

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