The Profile in Courage Trust was established on the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Profiles in Courage, written by President John F. Kennedy. It is a dedicated fund to sustain the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for future generations. The Profile in Courage Award has become the most prestigious symbol of courageous leadership in public service.
Year after year, the outstanding winners remind our country that a democracy is strengthened by the willingness of public servants to give voice to their conscience even if it conflicts with their own political self-interest.
We extend heartfelt gratitude to the Profile in Courage Trust chair, Kenneth R. Feinberg, and to contributors at all levels whose support helps continue this inspiring recognition.
For more information on how to make a gift to the Profile in Courage Trust, please contact Ariadne Valsamis, Ariadne.Valsamis@jfklfoundation.org. The leading contributors are listed below:
Richard K. and Nancy L. Donahue
Philip and Penny Knight
Clive F. Palmer
The John F. Kennedy Irish Abroad Legacy Gift
From the Government of Ireland
Altria Group, Inc.
David and Mary Boies/Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Feinberg Rozen, LLP
Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg
Senator and Mrs. Edward M. Kennedy
Elaine and Gerald Schuster
HarperCollins and News Corporation
John Hancock Financial
Michele and Howard Kessler
Carolyn and Peter Lynch/The Lynch Foundation
Jack Manning and Lyle Howland/Boston Capital Foundation
The Moscarello/Kahmer Family
Michael and Elizabeth Perik
Vincent J. Ryan and Carla E. Meyer
Weitz Family Charitable Foundation
Roy J. Zuckerberg
Peter and Georgia Angelos
The Honorable James J. and Janet Blanchard
David and Trixie Burke
Heather and Charles M. Campion
Camrose & Kross, LLC
Sheila L. Cassidy
Margaret H. Child and Jay Zimmerman
Jill Ker Conway
Gregory and Derry Craig
Gerard F. and Marilyn Doherty
Don and Phoebe Dowd
Anne Finucane and Family
The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation
Carol and C. Bernard Fulp
Heinz Family Philanthropies
Edward Hoff and Kathleen O’Connell
Nicole and Thomas J. Hynes, Jr.
The Honorable and Mrs. Paul G. Kirk, Jr.
Lombard Family Foundation
W. Patrick McMullan and Rachel McPherson
National Amusements, CBS Corporation, Viacom, Inc.
Margaret A. Reed
Carol and Robert E. Riley
John Seigenthaler/ Freedom Forum First Amendment Center
The Honorable Alan D. and Susan Solomont
Bill and Cheryl Swanson
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation
David C. Weinstein
Donald and Susan Wilson
Alicia and Vince Wolfington