Profile in Courage Award Lantern
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 Maura Hammer at Maura.Hammer@JFKLFoundation.org.  The leading contributors are listed below:


Cornerstone Gifts
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
Fidelity Investments
Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg
Senator and Mrs. Edward M. Kennedy
Elaine and Gerald Schuster


Margot C. Connell
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


Leadership Gifts
AT&T
Peter and Georgia Angelos
BNY Mellon
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
Fereydoun Firouz
Carol and C. Bernard Fulp
Heinz Family Philanthropies
Edward Hoff and Kathleen O’Connell
Nicole and Thomas J. Hynes, Jr.
Bob Jeffrey
Kevin H. and Maryellen M. Kelley
The Honorable and Mrs. Paul G. Kirk, Jr.
Joanna Lau
Lombard Family Foundation
Donna and Thomas J. May
W. Patrick McMullan and Rachel McPherson
National Amusements, CBS Corporation, Viacom, Inc.
Richard and Sally Phelps
Shari E. Redstone
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 Vincent Wolfington



Caroline Kennedy pictured with the Women of Liberia: Leymah Gbowee, Viaba Flomo, and Janet Johnson Bryant, Profile in Courage Award recipients, May 18, 2009.
Senator Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy honor John Seigenthaler for his years of service as PICA Committee Chair.

Senator Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy honor John Seigenthaler for his years of service as chair of the Profile in Courage Award Committee at the 2008 President's Council dinner.

Conway with Richard and Nancy Donahue at the Profile in Trust Wall Dedication, at the Kennedy Library

Jill Ker Conway with Richard and Nancy Donahue at the Profile in Trust Wall Dedication, at the Kennedy Library

Kenneth Feinberg with Profile in Courage Trust donors Mars Child and Jay Zimmerman

Kennedy Library Foundation Chairman Kenneth R. Feinberg with Mars Child and Jay Zimmerman at the Profile in Courage Trust Wall Dedication

The Honorable Charles Price, recipient of the 1997 Profile in Courage Award, with Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss and his wife, Bernice Price.

The Honorable Charles Price, recipient of the 1997 Profile in Courage Award, with Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss and his wife, Bernice Price. Price and Beschloss were special guests for a dinner honoring the Profile in Courage Trust.