An East Idaho News story highlights Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot’s acceptance of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award earlier this month in Washington, D.C. You can read the East Idaho News Story here.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas presented Frank with the award during a special ceremony in the Chamber of the Supreme Court Building. In addition to receiving the award, Frank was inducted as a lifelong member into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans honors individuals who have overcome tremendous obstacles and achieved remarkable success through their perseverance, hard work and dedication. It serves as a reminder of the limitless opportunities that the American free-enterprise system offers.
As a nonprofit educational organization, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans also encourages young people to achieve their goals through higher education. Since 1984, the group has awarded over $100 million in needs-based college scholarships to roughly 20,000 deserving students.
In receiving the Horatio Alger Award, Frank joins a select group of outstanding leaders who have been recognized by the association for overcoming adversity to achieve the American dream while helping others do the same. Past award recipients include Buzz Aldrin, Tom Brokaw, Lou Dobbs, Dwight Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Ray Kroc, Tom Landry and Oprah Winfrey.
About Melaleuca: Founded 30 years ago this September, Melaleuca is a $1.2 billion manufacturer of over 400 consumable wellness products. Melaleuca’s mission has always been to enhance lives, and it does so through its exceptional products and by sharing its revenue with typical families looking to get ahead in life. So far, more than $3.6 billion has been shared with hundreds of thousands of families who have simply referred others to shop with Melaleuca.
See the Video of Frank Vandersloot at the Horatio Alger Awards Ceremony.