Bart Holaday receives Distinguished Service Award
Mr A. Bart Holaday has been selected as the winner of the United States Air Force Academy’s 2009 Distinguished Service Award. The Academy established the Award ten years ago as a way to recognize those who contribute from personal generosity and dedication, beyond official duty.
Mr Holaday, who was class president of the Air Force Academy Class of 1965, retired in 2001 as managing director of the Private Markets Group of UBS Asset Management in Chicago. He has been an active philanthropist, and in 2003, he and his wife, Lynn, established the Alberta Bart Holaday Scholarship which each year sends a top Academy graduate to Exeter for two years of graduate study.
The Class of 2009 scholarship recipient is 2nd Lt. Roni Yadlin. Speaking to the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper, she said “I am truly indebted to Mr Holaday, and his wife, for their generosity and willingness to invest in Air Force Academy alumni. His scholarship provides a wonderful opportunity that I never dreamed I would be given.”
Mr Holaday has the distinction of being the first Academy graduate to win the Distinguished Service Award.