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Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
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Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation honors Greg Welteroth; announces $20 million capital campaign
NEW YORK CITY, March 23, 2019 – The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation presented their Circle of Honor Award to Greg Welteroth, the founder and CEO of Welteroth Enterprises and Gregory Welteroth Advertising. The award was presented last night at the 17th Annual Circle of Honor Gala. Welteroth and 30 of the 72 living Recipients of the Medal of Honor were among 400 guests in attendance.
“My hero has always been my father partly because of his military service but especially due to his example of integrity, service, sacrifice and patriotism that helped mold who I am today,” said Welteroth. “To be able to receive this wonderful award in front of America’s truest heroes is something I know would make him proud.”
The Circle of Honor Award is the Foundation’s highest award. It honors and recognizes 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. Recipients of the award must have served in or strongly supported the military.
“Greg is so deserving of the Circle of Honor Award because he never misses an opportunity to help more people learn about the Medal of Honor and its values,” said Louis Chênevert, Foundation chairman. “Greg is one of the strongest supporters of our Foundation, the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the work we do.”
During the gala, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President and CEO Karl Horst announced the launch of a $20 million capital campaign in commemoration of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary.
“We announced last night our 20-20-20 campaign to raise during our 20th Anniversary, $20 million by the end of 2020,” said Horst. “This campaign is important because the funds raised will guarantee that we will forever be able to preserve the legacy of the Medal of Honor and the American heroes who wear it.”
To learn more about the 20-20-20 Campaign, visit the Foundation’s website at www.themedalofhonor.com.
About the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by the Congress in 1958 to create a brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor Recipients, to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal, to promote patriotism and love of country, and to inspire our youth to become worthy and dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 72 living Recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees because the Medal is only awarded for action against a hostile force in time of war.
About the Congressional Medal of Honor 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. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Tax ID #25-1828488, the Foundation carries a rating of 4/4 stars for fiscal management, accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America's premiere nonprofit evaluator.