Profile in Courage Trust

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 James Jenkins at or 617-514-1665.

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 

The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC

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 


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