The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Circle of Honor Gala

The Circle of Honor Award is the Foundation’s most prestigious award. Its purpose is to honor and recognize American citizens who have made profound contributions to our Nation and way of life, and who epitomize the principles of courage, sacrifice, service and patriotism.

On October 7, 2017, the Foundation will present the Circle of Honor award to LA businessman and philanthropist Edward P. Roski Jr. This black-tie event will also feature our first-ever Medal of Honor Excellence in Education Award to one middle school and one high school teacher for excellence in teaching the Medal of Honor Character Development Program.

Actor and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, Gary Sinise will serve as emcee for this very special evening.

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About the Foundation

Edward P. Roski, Jr.

President and Chairman of the board of Majestic Realty Co. "I'm deeply humbled by this recognition from the Medal of Honor Foundation. I'm also proud the Medal of Honor Recipients picked our city to establish their first regional office. It's a real tribute to the patriotism, leadership and opportunity in our city." Mr. Edward P. Roski Jr., also known as Ed, serves as the Chairman of the board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Majestic Realty Co. Mr. Roski serves as the President of Majestic Management Co., Inc. and CCC Rentals, Inc. wholly-owned subsidiaries of Majestic Realty Co. He is a Co-Owner of the Staples Center, Los Angeles Kings, and Los Angeles Lakers and is the Owner of the Silverton Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of University of Southern California. He joined Majestic Realty in 1966 and served as its President since 1994 and also its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1978 to 1994. He also served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1962 to 1966. He gives back to the community by donating to and serving on committees to raise funds for various organizations.

Previous Recipients

Frank Denius
Texas Attorney and philanthropist
World War II Veteran with the US Army's 30th Infantry Division
NYSE 2017

Paul Hilliard
Founder and President, Badger Oil Corporation.
US Marine Corps WWII Veteran
NYSE 2016

Richard L. Duchossois
Founder and Chairman, The Duchossois Group
U.S. Army WWII veteran
NYSE 2015

James A. Skinner
Retired CEO, McDonald’s Corporation and Chairman, Walgreens
U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran
NYSE 2014

Robert J. Stevens
Executive Chairman, Lockheed Martin Corporation
U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran
NYSE 2013

Lieutenant General Nicholas B. Kehoe, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
1st President, CMOH Foundation
Vietnam War Veteran
NYSE 2012

The Honorable Robert M. Gates
22nd Secretary of Defense
U.S. Air Force veteran
Reagan Library 2012

General Charles G. Boyd, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command
CEO, Business Executives for National Security
Vietnam War veteran
NYSE 2011

Captain James H. Lovell, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
Commander, Apollo 13
Chicago 2011

Admiral Jay L. Johnson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
26th Chief of Naval Operations
President and Chief Executive Officer, General Dynamics
Vietnam War Veteran
NYSE 2010

Marshall Carter
Chairman, NYSE Group
U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran
NYSE 2009

The Honorable Sam Nunn
United States Senator from Georgia (Retired)
Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services
Atlanta 2008

Fred W. Smith
Chairman, President & CEO of FedEx
U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War Veteran
NYSE 2008

General John Shalikashvili, U.S. Army (Retired)
13th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and first foreign-born Chairman
Vietnam War Veteran
Seattle 2007

The Honorable John C. Whitehead
Former Co-Chairman, Goldman Sachs and Former Under Secretary of State. Chairman, Goldman Sachs Foundation & Lower Manhattan Development Corp.
U.S. Navy WWII veteran of landings on Omaha Beach, Iwo Jima and Okinawa
NYSE 2007

General Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Vietnam War veteran
NYSE 2006

Harry Gray
Former Chairman & CEO, United Technologies Corporation
U.S. Army WWII veteran of the Battle of the Bulge
NYSE 2005

Neil Armstrong
Commander, Apollo 11 and first person to walk on the moon
U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran
NYSE 2004

The Honorable Paul Wolfowitz
Deputy Secretary of Defense
Accepted on behalf of the Nation’s heroes and all servicemen and women
NYSE 2003

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Donor Privacy Policy

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation will not, without a donor's specific permission, share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

$500,000 Diamond Sponsor (1)

  • Sixteen guests at a private dinner at the Jonathan Beach Club on 5 October with Medal Recipients
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor and acknowledgement at the Gala
  • Six tables with seating for 12 (including two seats for a Recipient and guest) at the Gala
  • Sixteen guests at pre-Gala cocktail reception with Recipients
  • Six copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty signed by Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Sponsorship of 20 Character Development Program teacher training events
  • Direct support of Congressional Medal of Honor Society programs for Recipient
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$250,000 Platinum Sponsor (1)

  • Eight guests at a private dinner at the Jonathan Beach Club on 5 October with Medal Recipients
  • Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in all printed event materials and acknowledgement at the Gala
  • Three tables with seating for 12 (including two seats for a Recipient and guest) at the Gala
  • Eight guests at pre-Gala cocktail reception with Recipients
  • Three copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty signed by Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Sponsorship of 10 Character Development Program teacher training events
  • Direct support of Congressional Medal of Honor Society programs for Recipients

$125,000 Gold Sponsor (1)

  • Four guests at a private dinner at the Jonathan Beach Club on October 5 with Medal Recipients
  • Recognition as Dinner Benefactor in all printed event materials and acknowledgement at the Gala
  • Two tables with seating for 12 (including two seats for a Recipient and guest) at the Gala
  • Four guests at pre-Gala cocktail reception with Recipients
  • Two copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty signed by Medal of Honor Recipients

$50,000 Silver Sponsor (5)

  • Four guests at pre-Gala cocktail reception with Recipients
  • One table with seating for 12 (including two seats for a Recipient and guest) at the Gala
  • One copy of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty signed by Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Recognition in all printed event materials and at the Gala

$25,000 Bronze Sponsor (5)

  • Two guests at pre-Gala cocktail reception with Recipients
  • Seating for 10 at the Gala
  • One copy of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
  • Recognition in all printed event materials and at the Gala

$10,000 Contributor

  • Seating for 10 at the Gala
  • Recognition in all printed event materials and at the Gala

Donor Privacy Policy

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation will not, without a donor's specific permission, share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

The Foundation

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal. Through character development, scholarship and citizen recognition programs based on the values embodied in the Medal - courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism - the Foundation teaches all citizens that they can make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation also supports the important work of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, and carries a rating of 4/4 stars for fiscal management, accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America's premiere nonprofit evaluator.

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The Character Development Program

Since 2010, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has taught its Character Development Program (CDP) to teachers across the U.S., including more than 900 in California. Based on the six values embodied in the Medal and an extensive library of Medal of Honor living histories, the CDP has a curriculum tailore for students in K-6 and middle and high school.

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