Press Releases

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Announces New Board Members

July 7, 2022

Ronald L. Sargent, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, announced that the Board of Directors unanimously elected the following new members: B. Marc Allen, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at The Boeing Company; Vlad Barbalat, President and Chief Investment Officer of Liberty Mutual Investments; Chris Cassidy, President and CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation; Christine Heenan, Executive Partner and Chief Communications Officer, Flagship Pioneering; Jack Leslie, strategic communications executive, political consultant and international development activist; Scott Schuster, the Founder and CEO of Wingate Healthcare; and Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group.

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JFK Profile in Courage Award to Honor Courageous Stands to Protect Democracy in US and Abroad

April 21, 2022

In an unprecedented act recognizing the grave threats to democracy around the world, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that five individuals will be honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award this year. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, and Fulton County, Georgia Election Department Employee Wandrea “Shaye” Moss were each chosen for the courage they’ve shown protecting democracy in the United States and abroad. The slate of honorees includes both Republicans and Democrats and people at the local, state, national, and international level of public service.

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JFK Presidential Library Launches New Digital Resource Highlighting JFK’s Treasures

April 11, 2022

The National Archives’ John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announces the launch of an online resource featuring the Library’s artifact collection. Since the Library opened in 1979, visitors have seen original records and artifacts from JFK’s presidency. Now, these priceless historic artifacts will be available online to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

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2022 PEN/Hemingway Award Celebration

April 1, 2022

The 2022 winner and finalists for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best Debut Novel will be honored by Ernest Hemingway’s grandson in a virtual celebration hosted by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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Yvonne Garcia and Ron O’Hanley of State Street Corporation to Chair the JFK Library Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala

March 11, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO and Global Head of Internal Communications at State Street Corporation, and Ron O’Hanley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at State Street Corporation, will co-chair the Foundation’s 34th Annual May Dinner on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The May Dinner is the Foundation’s annual black-tie gala that celebrates President Kennedy’s enduring legacy.

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The JFK Library announces 11th Annual Presidents' Day Festival (Virtual)

February 1, 2022

This year, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum offers several virtual activities and programs for Presidents’ Day and Black History Month. The signature Presidents’ Day Festival on February 21 features presidential storytelling, activities and other performances. On Saturday, February 12, in honor of Black History Month, the Celebrate! performing arts series presents Tales from African Traditions with Valerie Tutson as she brings to life myths, folktales and historical accounts from the African continent and the African Diaspora.

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