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Chris Whipple “The Gatekeepers”

Chris Whipple brought to life “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency”, from research and interviews with all seventeen living Chiefs of Staff and two former Presidents.

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Medal for Distinguished Public Service 2017

Jimmy Carter is the 2017 Recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service which was presented to him by Carla A. Hills, Red Cavaney, Steve Ford, and Joseph Calvaruso in Atlanta, Georgia

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Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting in 2016

The 30th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Distinguished reporting in 2016 were presented by Trustee Carla A. Hills at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner with Gregory Korte, David Martin, and Mary Walsh receiving recognition for their work

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2017 Foundation Annual Dinner

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

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2017 America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy

The 2017 “America’s First Ladies” luncheon, with special guest Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, commemorated Mrs. Betty Ford’s 99th birthday and highlighted the enduring legacy of one of America’s most beloved First Ladies

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Tony England “From Earth to Space and Back again”

NASA astronaut Dr. Tony England provided a lecture as part of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum’s new exhibit on loan from NASA by highlighting the beginnings of the U.S Space Program through the current growing privatization of space exploration

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Senator Peters Honors Vietnam Veterans

U.S. Senator Gary Peters presented Vietnam veterans from West Michigan with commemorative lapel pins to honor their service in the Vietnam War, as part of a national effort to honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War

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