Civil Courage Prize
for steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk

About Us

The Train Foundation

The Train Foundation was established by The Hon. John Train in 1987. The Foundation's Board of Trustees is listed below.

Since 2000, the Foundation has sponsored the international Civil Courage Prize, which honors extraordinary individuals whose acts, undertaken deliberately, over time, have demonstrated "steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk." The Train Foundation will continue this initiative in cooperation with like-minded organizations world-wide.


The Hon. John Train, Trustee and Chairman
Investment Counsel; Columnist
New York, New York

The Hon. Edward Streator, Trustee and President
Former U.S. Ambassador
New York, New York

George C. Biddle
Chairman, World Connect
New York, New York

Louis N. Bickford
Program Officer, Global Human Rights, Ford Foundation
New York, New York

Ariadne Calvo-Platero, Trustee and Executive Vice President
Journalist, Editor
New York, New York

Musa T. Klebnikov, Trustee and Secretary
Executive Director, The Paul Klebnikov Fund
New York, New York

Ann Brownell Sloane, Trustee
Senior Advisor, GHS Philanthropy Management
New York, New York

The Hon. Nicholas Platt, Trustee
Former U.S. Ambassador


Sumner Gerard, Treasurer
Chartered Financial Analyst
Roslyn Heights, New York

Joslyn Cooke
Program Coordinator, Civil Courage Prize
New York, New York


Charles Berry, Esq.
New York, NY

Past Trustees

Virginia Armat Hurt

The Hon. John Menzies
Former US Ambassador

John Temple Swing
Former President, Foreign Policy Association


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