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2019 Houston Awards Dinner

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by Jennifer Crowley Fyke
October 29, 2019

Our final event of 2019 will take place on November 14 in Houston at the Marriott Marquis.

A full program of awards and acknowledgments are planned, including a tribute to the Coast Guard Foundation’s 50th anniversary of service to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

The Houston Awards Dinner will honor Coast Guard members and spouses, and Coast Guard Auxiliary members from MSU Texas City who answered the call to assist their fellow Coast Guard members and families during the partial government shutdown earlier this year.

Coast Guard Foundation Award for Mission Excellence: The Coast Guard members and spouses being recognized dedicated more than 1500 volunteer hours -- above and beyond their Coast Guard duty-- to care for the 300+ families who were impacted by the shutdown. Through their efforts, they secured food, diapers and other essential living supplies, and established a pop-up food bank to assist those most in need during the period of uncertainty. Their work helped reduce stress and boosted morale and community connections for all Coast Guard members stationed in and around Texas City, and in particular, supported the most junior enlisted members and families.

Honoring Phillips 66 for Exceptional Support: The Coast Guard Foundation will honor long-standing and generous corporate supporter Phillips 66 and Chairman and CEO Greg Garland. Phillips 66’s support meets all of the Foundation’s core areas of impact for Coast Guard members and families, including scholarships and grants, morale and recreation gear, and tragedy assistance and disaster relief.

Coast Guard Foundation Distinguished Leadership Award: Admiral Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.) will be presented with a Coast Guard Foundation Distinguished Leadership Award in recognition of his extraordinary leadership, influence and inspiration in helping the Coast Guard Foundation continue to grow our mission. As a tribute to Admiral Allen’s life of service, we will announce the establishment of the Admiral Thad Allen Guardian Fund Endowment, which will be used to fund the Foundation's highest priority needs.

More than 500 guests are expected to attend the event.