The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award - Kennedy Library Foundation

The Nomination Process

*NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 AWARD ARE CLOSED AS OF FEBRUARY 15, 2015*

  • Award nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Nominations received after mid-February of each year will be rolled over for consideration the following year.

Submit Your Nomination for The JFK Profile in Courage Award


Meet the Recipients

CIVIL RIGHTS
  TAXES/FINANCIAL ISSUES   HUMAN RIGHTS
  MILITARY/FOREIGN AFFAIRS
 
Carl Elliott, Sr., '90
Charles Weltner, '91
Corkin Cherubini, '96
John Lewis, '01
Roy Barnes, '03
David Beasley, '03
Dan Ponder, Jr., '03
William Winter, '08
Elizabeth Redenbaugh, '11

ENVIRONMENT
Hilda Solis, '00
Paul Muegge, '04
Cindy Watson, '04

IMMIGRATION
Paul Bridges, '14

RULE OF LAW
Nikolas Murnion, '98
Iowa Supreme Court Justices, '12
  Lowell Weicker, Jr., '92
Henry Gonzalez, '94
Shirley Franklin, '05
Sheila Bair, '09
Brooklsley Born, '09
CA Legislators, '10
George H. W. Bush, '14

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Sima Samar, '04
Leymah Gbowee & Women of Liberia, '09

DISASTER RESPONSE
Doris Voitier, '07
Bill White, '07

POLITICAL COMPROMISE
Bill Ratliff, '05
CA Legislators, '10
George H.W. Bush, '14

MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Iowa Supreme Court Justices, '12
  Peacemakers of N. Ireland, '98
Kofi Annan, '02
Sima Samar, '04
Viktor Yushchenko, '05
Leymah Gbowee & Women of Liberia, '09
Wael Ghonim &
People of Egypt, '11

Robert Ford, '12

AIDS
Kofi Annan, '02

GUN SAFETY
James Florio, '93
Gabrielle Giffords, '13

TOBACCO REGULATION
Michael Synar, '95

FREEDOM OF RELIGION
Charles Price, '97
Dean Koldenhoven, '02
  Henry Gonzalez, '94
Public Servants of September 11, '02
Joseph Darby, '05
Alberto Mora, '06
John Murtha, '06

CAMPAIGN/ELECTION REFORM
Russell Feingold, '99
John McCain, '99
Debra Bowen, '08
Jennifer Brunner, '08

U.S. PRESIDENCY
Gerald Ford, '01
George H.W. Bush, '14

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

John Lewis, '01
Edward M. Kennedy, '09

 


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