2018 Foundation Annual Dinner

The Ford Family was joined by Trustees, Ford Administration Alumni, and ‘Friends of Ford’ for the Annual Dinner where Senator John Warner was presented with the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, and Prizes for Distinguished Reporting were also awarded

Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting in 2017

The 31st Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Distinguished reporting in 2017 were presented by Trustee Carla A. Hills at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner with J.J. Green, Ashley Parker, and Philip Rucker receiving recognition for their work

Jill Abraham Hummer “First Ladies and American Women”

Professor Jill Abraham Hummer lectured on her recently published book “First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home” which examines First Lady roles from Lou Hoover to Michelle Obama through the lens of American politics at the time

H.W. Brands “The Golden Age of the Senate”

Historian H.W. Brands presented his lecture “The Golden age of the Senate” which focused on the three most noted members of Congress during the first half of the nineteenth century: John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster

Victors of Character live performance

The “Victors of Character” live performance brings to life the true story of Gerald R. Ford and Willis Ward during their days on the Michigan Wolverine football team, as their character was both tested and shaped

Peter Baker “Obama: The Call of History”

Peter Baker, Gerald R. Ford Journalism Award Recipient and journalist, presented a lecture on his new book “Obama: The Call of History”, a vivid and in-depth illustrated account of Barack Obama’s eight years as President of the United States.

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