2013 Statesmanship Award Dinner

“A Salute to Service

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On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, FMC will celebrate its 16th Annual Statesmanship Award Dinner with “A Salute to Service”. The focal point of the evening will be the presentation of the Statesmanship Awards, which recognize Statesmanship by a current or former Member of Congress, a civic leader and a corporate leader, for their devotion to public service.

On March 19th we will salute the service of Senators Sam Nunn and Dick Lugar as our Statesmanship Honorees for their outstanding political careers, service to our country and dedication to working together across party lines for the good of the country, most notably the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

The Civic Statesmanship Award, which honors a person or a non-profit for having made significant improvement to our society, will be presented to Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation for their dedication to veterans, firsts responders, their families and those in need.

The Corporate Statesmanship Award, recognizing outstanding corporate citizenship, will be given to Margery Kraus the Founder and CEO of APCO Worldwide, for initiating exemplary corporate philanthropy at APCO, as well as being a leader in civic education via the Up Close Foundation.

Our previous Statesmanship Award winners, include former President George Bush (Lifetime Honoree), Former Speakers and Minority Leaders (represented by Dennis Hastert, Bob Michel, Tom Foley, and Richard Gephardt), Senator John Kerry, Secretary Ray LaHood, Veterans who are Serving in Congress (represented by John McCain, John Conyers, and Dan Inouye), Vice President Dick Cheney, the Greatest Generation (represented by Bob Dole, Sam Gibbons, John Glenn, George McGovern, and Jim Wright), Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, on behalf of Women in Congress.

In 2012, the Tug McGraw Foundation was the first honoree for the Civic Statesmanship Award, and David J. McIntyre, CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance was our first recipient of the Corporate Statesmanship Award, for their devotion to public service.  As in years past, we had over 400 guests attend the dinner, including prominent business and community leaders, members of the diplomatic community, corporate supporters, government officials, and current and former Members of Congress.

The dinner – FMC’s sole fundraiser  –will take place at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. Please contact Peter Weichlein at pweichlein@usafmc.org if you are interested in participating as a sponsor.