Profile in Courage Award Gala

Sunday, June 9, 2024

About the Gala

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profile in Courage Award gala provides crucial unrestricted financial support to the JFK Library’s free in-person and virtual programming, which serves hundreds of thousands of adults and children annually through educational offerings, arts and culture performances, Kennedy Library Forums, and more. A highlight of the gala is the presentation of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to a public official who has exemplified the quality that President Kennedy most admired: political courage.

Supporting the Gala

Sponsorships for the gala range from $5,000 to $250,000, and individual tickets are $2,500. To learn more about supporting the 2024 gala, please contact Sarina Sadana at or (617) 514-1656.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law, less $240 in benefits per attendee. Please note that the IRS does not allow gifts made through a donor advised fund or private foundation to be applied to any portion of an event ticket, which is $2,500 for the gala. Please consult your financial or legal advisor regarding your specific situation. The JFK Library Foundation’s Tax ID number is 04-6113130.

With Gratitude

The JFK Library Foundation salutes the generous supporters of the 2024 Profile in Courage Award Gala for helping to steward President Kennedy's legacy. Through their partnership, the Library is able to bring President Kennedy's message of service, sacrifice, courage, and patriotism to new generations so that they may discover a leader who believed we all have something special to give back to our country.

Leadership Benefactors
RTX Corporation

Legacy Laureates
Gourmet Caterers
Jill and Ron Sargent
THe Estate of Kay Elizabeth White
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Legacy Champions
Bank of America Private Bank
The Boeing Company
The Richard K. and Nancy L. Donahue Charitable Foundation
Liberty Mutual Investments
State Street Corporation 

Presidential Partners
Citizens Energy Corporation, Joe Kennedy III, President
Write the World

Celebration Patrons
The Schooner Foundation

Dinner Sponsors
Carol and C. Bernard Fulp
Diane Spinale and David Gasson
Sue and Jim Kelleher 
The Honorable & Mrs. Paul G. Kirk, Jr.
Jack Leslie and Caroline Pech
Marne Levine and Philip Deutch
The New England Council
Red Sox Foundation
Bob and Carol Riley
Tom Samoluk and Carrie Smotrich
Amb. John Shattuck and Ellen Hume
Jim and Cathy Stone
Weber Shandwick

As of April 15, 2024

The Profile in Courage Award Gala was previously known as The May Dinner.