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David Hardenbergh Receives Robert M. Coard Advocacy Award


David Hardenbergh

PHOTO: Courtesy of RurAL CAP

[Anchorage – April 17, 2013] – RurAL CAP Executive Director David Hardenbergh was recently awarded the prestigious Robert M. Coard Advocacy Award at the National Community Action Foundation’s 2013 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. in recognition of his outstanding achievements in advocacy.

David has been successfully advocating on behalf of RurAL CAP and the low-income Alaskans it serves statewide since he joined the organization in 1986. He has served as Executive Director since 2004 and been part of the organizations growth from $5 million a year when he arrived to $50 million today.

Robert Coard was the Executive Director of Action for Boston Community Development for over 40 years until his passing in 2009. He was recognized nationally for his leadership and vision within the community action network.

The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) is a private, non -profit organization which serves as an advocate for low-income programs. Founded in 1981, NCAF’s members are community action agencies such as RurAL CAP. NCAF works closely with members of Congress, federal and state agencies, and a variety of groups to maintain adequate funding for low-income programs and to shape future policy directions.

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. RurAL CAP is one of more than 1,000 community action agencies across the country.

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