January 20, 2011 marked the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration as the 35th President of the United States.

His Inaugural Address called a generation of Americans to serve their country – and they, in turn, have inspired the generations that have followed. During the anniversary season, 2011-2013, we sought to renew that inspiring call to service among today’s youth.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s presidency, we brought forward his words and ideas to ignite the imagination of young people – and to challenge them to define their own call to greatness.

JFK50 National Sponsors

  • AT&T
  • Anonymous
  • Bank of America
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Boeing
  • Jane and Jimmy Buffett
  • Comcast
  • Deluxe Entertainment Services
  • Peggy and Mickey Drexler a logo for the JFK50 anniversary celebrations
  • Kenneth Duberstein
  • The Durst Foundation
  • Pepe and Emilia Fanjul
  • Fereydoun Firouz
  • Agnes Gund
  • James and Judy Harpel
  • Scott and Kathleen Kapnick
  • Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg
  • Henry R. Kravis
  • Ralph and Ricky Lauren
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Isabel and Peter Malkin
  • Jacqueline B. Mars
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Rachel L. Mellon
  • The Elva and Lawrence O’Brien Family Trust
  • Clive Palmer
  • Lisa and Richard Perry
  • Peter Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Norma and Russell Ramsey
  • Raytheon
  • Sumner M. Redstone
  • Kimba Wood and Frank E. Richardson
  • David Rubenstein
  • Ralph Schlossstein
  • Stephen Schwarzman
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illuminations Fund
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Mortimer Zuckerman


City Upon a Hill Sponsors

  • Coca Cola Foundation
  • Kenneth R. Feinberg
  • State Street Corporation