Other Programs and Memorials

The H. John Heinz III Center For Science, Economics and the Environment
Founded in December 1995 in honor of Senator H. John Heinz III, the Heinz Center is a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through multisectoral collaboration among industry, government, academia and environmental organizations.

H. John Heinz III Professor of Economics and Public Policy

H. John Heinz III Professor of Regional Economic Development

H. John Heinz III Professorship of Environmental Engineering

H. John Heinz III Progressive Care Center, Aspinwall VA Medical Center
U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-18) will be joining Teresa Heinz in honoring her late husband, United States Senator John Heinz, at the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs’ dedication ceremony in which the VA Medical Center in Aspinwall will be renamed the H. John Heinz III Progressive Care Center.

Rep. Doyle’s legislation, H.R. 2775, designated that the VA Medical Center in Aspinwall be renamed after H. John Heinz III. This bill, which was also introduced in previous Congresses by Rep. Doyle, became law when it was incorporated into the Persian Gulf War Veterans Health Care and Research Act.

The H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University
John Heinz was an accomplished legislator and inspiring public servant who often initiated bipartisan efforts to create legislation to benefit those most in need of assistance. In 1992, the School of Urban and Public Affairs was renamed as the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management (the Heinz School) in his honor, and Heinz’s congressional papers were moved to Hamburg Hall to form the Heinz Archives. The Heinz family continues to be an important part of the Heinz School and the University.

John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award
There is hereby established the John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award, which shall be evidenced by a national medal bearing the inscription “John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award.” The medal, to be minted by the United States Mint and provided to the Congress, shall be of such design and bear such additional inscriptions as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, in consultation with the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and the family of Senator John Heinz. The medal shall be (1) three inches in diameter; and (2) made of bronze obtained from recycled sources. Further, it permits a rigorous evaluation by the Office of Technology Assessment of the way in which such individual, organization, institution or business has demonstrated excellence in promoting United States industrial competitiveness.

John Heinz Dissertation Award, National Academy of Social Insurance
The award is issued in honor of Senator John Heinz. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, he helped chart the Social Security rescue effort in 1983 and worked tirelessly to insulate the Social Security Trust Funds from the rest of the Federal budget. John Heinz was a leading expert in the Senate on private pensions, and on health care and aging policy, and was a member of the Academy’s Board of Advisors from the organization’s inception in 1986. Robert M. Ball, founding chair, said, “John Heinz was a leading proponent of Social Security with a true appreciation of the value of social insurance principles in developing public policy. He was a true supporter of the National Academy of Social Insurance and contributed importantly to its objectives. We are privileged to award this prize in his honor.”

Any dissertation addressing topics relevant to the planning and implementation of social insurance policy is eligible for nomination. This might include analysis of long-term care financing, the labor market effects of Social Security, cross-national comparisons and family social insurance protections. Nominations are encouraged from many disciplines and professions, including, but not limited to, actuarial science, economics, health policy, history, philosophy, political science, social work and sociology.

John Heinz Government Service Fellowship in 1992, Yale University
To honor the achievements of the late Senator John Heinz and to foster the spirit of public service he exemplified, his classmates in the Class of 1960 established a John Heinz Government Service Fellowship in 1992. It is open to all sophomores and juniors in Yale College who demonstrate that their intellectual or personal development would be significantly enhanced by a government service internship in federal, state or local government (but not service with a private entity funded by government) during the summer following the sophomore or junior year. One or two awards of up to $2,500 are made annually. The stipend may be used in lieu of earnings and for travel, living and related expenses.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
In November 1991, in a bill sponsored by Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA), the name of the refuge was changed to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum to honor the late Senator who helped preserve Tinicum Marsh.

The John Heinz Senate Fellowship Program
The John Heinz Senate Fellowship Program is designed to identify and train new leaders in issues affecting seniors. Intended as a career development opportunity for mid-level professionals, the program will provide firsthand knowledge in the development and advancement of public policy and legislation that will improve the quality of life for older Americans. The program was created in 1992 to honor the memory of the late United States Senator John Heinz, who spent much of his Congressional career as an outspoken advocate for the rights of older Americans.

Senator John Heinz Environmental Learning Center, US Botanic Garden
An indoor meditation garden and a children’s garden are scheduled to open this year in the conservatory, and a new national garden, paid for by private sources, will be built on three adjoining acres in the coming years. It will feature the Senator John Heinz Environmental Learning Center, with an energy-efficient and water-conserving design.

Senator John Heinz Memorial Award, National Adult Day Services Association, Inc.
The Senator John Heinz Award is named in honor of the late Senator John Heinz III in tribute to his efforts on behalf of adult day services. Senator Heinz served in the U.S. Senate from 1977 until his untimely death in 1991. He was the ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, served on the Medicare and Long-Term Care Committee of the Finance Committee and exhibited outstanding commitment to many issues related to aging.

This award recognizes a business, private or public organization, or an elected public official making an outstanding contribution to the field of adult day services but not directly or indirectly responsible for the operation of an adult day service program.

Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard University

Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard University

U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for the Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official, American Institute for Public Service