A distinguished bipartisan committee of political and community leaders annually selects the New Frontier Award recipients based on their contributions to the public and their embodiment of the forward-looking public idealism to which President Kennedy hoped young Americans would aspire.
Heather Campion - CEO John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Co-Chair: Heather Campion

Chief Executive Officer, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Co-Chair: Maggie Williams

Director, Harvard's Institute of Politics

Ranny Cooper

Ranny Cooper

President & COO, Weber Shandwick Public Affairs;
former Chief of Staff, Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Mo Cowan

The Honorable William “Mo” Cowan

Former United States Senator (D-MA);
former Chief of Staff, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Dan Fenn

Dan Fenn

Former member of President John F. Kennedy’s staff;
former Director, John F. Kennedy Library

Tina Flournoy

Tina Flournoy

Chief of Staff, Office of President Bill Clinton
The Clinton Foundation


The Honorable Rachel Kaprielian

Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles;
1999 Recipient, Fenn Award

Kika Matos

Kica Matos

Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, Center for Community Change;
2005 Recipient, New Frontier Award


Kristin McSwain

Executive Director, Boston Opportunity Agenda

Douglas Palmer

The Honorable Douglas Palmer

Former Mayor, Trenton, New Jersey


Jack Schlossberg

Yale University student;
contributor to the Yale Daily News and The Yale Herald;
grandson of President John F. Kennedy

Barbara Souliotis

Barbara Souliotis

Former State Director, Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Richard Tisei

The Honorable Richard Tisei

Former Minority Leader, Massachusetts Senate