Anti-Drug Legacy Honored

Tad Foote is honored for his devotion to anti-drug coalition work.
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America honored University of Miami President Emeritus Edward “Tad” Foote II with a Lifetime Distinguished Service Award last September in Washington, D.C., for devoting “considerable time, energy, and passion to making Miami and the nation safer, healthier, and drug-free.” One of its original board members, Foote remained active and engaged on the board for 19 years. In the ’80s he rallied Miami’s power elite to create The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community, which became the national model for community anti-drug programs. In 1988 he was named founding chair of the first U.S. President’s Drug Advisory Council.