2004 Cooperative Hall of Fame Program - pdf
2004 Program - pdf 450kb

Established by the National Cooperative Business Association, the Cooperative Hall of Fame honors those distinguished individuals whose contributions to cooperative business have been genuinely heroic.

Inductees are limited to a prestigious group carefully selected to preserve the nature of this special recognition. Each year a select few men and women are honored because of their genuinely heroic contributions to the enhancement of cooperative enterprise and to the advancement of the principles of cooperation.

The Cooperative Development Foundation administers the Cooperative Hall of Fame. Nominations are received annually and reviewed by two committees, each composed of current leaders from the various sectors of the U.S. cooperative movement.

The Cooperative Hall of Fame is also a major fundraiser for CDF. It is fitting that the occasion to bestow the highest honor of the co-op community on those individuals who have selflessly given of their lives to promote cooperatives, is also a vehicle to raise funds to perpetuate their work and life-long commitment.

2005 Inductees
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Pete Crear
Executive vice president of external relations for the Credit Union National Association. For 40 years, he has passionately promoted the cooperative form of enterprise, and worked to extend credit unions to millions of people. more
Robert I. Kabat
A visionary within the electric cooperative movement for more than 50 years, no single person has had a greater impact on strong and effective cooperative governance and management than Bob Kabat. more
Charles and Eva Rappaport.
For decades Charles and Eva Rappaport were tireless volunteers and influential leaders of the nation’s housing cooperative community. Working as a team, they led the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives for more than 30 years, Charlie as president and Eva as executive director. more