About the Awards
In memory of Richard H. Driehaus (1943-2021)

Richard H. Driehaus’ extraordinary success in the investment management industry fueled his transformational philanthropic gifts in education, arts and culture, the built environment, investigative journalism, and economic opportunity for the working poor. Early in his career, he recognized that giving back to society makes for a fuller life and focused his attention and energy on a wide variety of philanthropic causes.

Mr. Driehaus believed in giving individuals the chance to create their own success, a reflection of his gratitude towards those who gave him opportunities to prove himself throughout his career. Driehaus Design Initiative acknowledges the importance of providing opportunities to recognize innovative and talented emerging designers for their design accomplishments.