Our History Golden Plate Awards Council Peter C. Agre, Ph.D. Nobel Prize in Chemistry Dame Julie Andrews Stage and Screen Actress Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D. National Medal of Technology Rick Atkinson Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist John Banville Acclaimed Irish Novelist Ehud Barak Former Prime Minister of Israel A. Scott Berg Pulitzer Prize for Biography Joshua Bell Violin Virtuoso Simone Biles Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist Wolf Blitzer CNN News Anchor Sergey Brin Co-founder of Google Inc. Larry Page Founding CEO of Google Inc. Michael S. Brown, M.D. Nobel Prize in Medicine Laura Bush Former First Lady of the United States Jimmy Carter Nobel Prize for Peace William J. Clinton 42nd President of the United States Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Institutes of Health Richard M. Daley Former Mayor of Chicago Senator Tom Daschle Former Majority Leader, United States Senate Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. Undersea Explorer Tony Fadell iPod Mastermind and Founder of Nest Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Sally Field Two Oscars for Best Actress Lord Norman Foster Architecture Gold Medal Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul Jerome I. Friedman, Ph.D. Nobel Prize in Physics William H. Gates III Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Frank O. Gehry Gold Medal for Architecture Ruth Bader Ginsburg Justice, Supreme Court of the United States Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D. Nobel Prize in Medicine Dame Jane Goodall Primatologist and Anthropologist Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ph.D. Pulitzer Prize for History Neil M. Gorsuch Justice, Supreme Court of the United States Jeremy Irons Stage and Screen Actor Kazuo Ishiguro Nobel Prize in Literature Sir Peter Jackson Oscar for Best Director James Earl Jones Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement General James L. Jones, USMC Military and Public Service Quincy Jones Music Impresario Beverly Joubert Filmmaker and Conservationist Dereck Joubert Filmmaker and Conservationist Janusz Kaminski Two Oscars for Cinematography Anthony M. Kennedy Justice, Supreme Court of the United States Henry A. Kissinger, Ph.D. Former Secretary of State, United States of America Robert S. Langer, Sc.D. Biomedical Engineering Richard E. Leakey Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D. Nobel Prize in Chemistry Congressman John R. Lewis Champion of Civil Rights George Lucas Motion Picture Production Wynton Marsalis Pulitzer Prize for Music John C. Mather, Ph.D. Nobel Prize in Physics David McCullough Two Pulitzer Prizes for Biography Admiral William H. McRaven, USN Special Operations Command Sandra Day O'Connor Former Justice, Supreme Court of the United States Itzhak Perlman Virtuoso of the Violin General David H. Petraeus, USA Soldier and Scholar Sidney Poitier Oscar for Lifetime Achievement General Colin L. Powell, USA Former Secretary of State, United States of America Venki Ramakrishnan, Ph.D. Nobel Prize in Chemistry Lisa Randall, Ph.D. Theoretical Physics Lord Martin Rees Astronomer Royal Adam G. Riess, Ph.D. Nobel Prize in Physics Anthony Romero Executive Director, ACLU Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D. Cancer Immunotherapy Lord Jacob Rothschild Financier and Philanthropist Barry Scheck Co-Founder, The Innocence Project Stephen A. Schwarzman Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group Bartlett Sher Theatrical Director Carlos Slim Helú Financier and Philanthropist Sonia Sotomayor Justice, Supreme Court of the United States Steven Spielberg Film Director and Producer Joseph E. Stiglitz, Ph.D. Nobel Prize in Economics Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr. Defense Attorney Archbishop Desmond Tutu Nobel Prize for Peace Chris Wallace Broadcast Journalist James D. Watson, Ph.D. Discoverer of the DNA Molecule Andrew Weil, M.D. Father of Integrative Medicine Oprah Winfrey Media Entrepreneur This is a partial list. Each member is a past recipient of the Golden Plate Award.