THE 6TH ANNUAL JAMES W.FOLEY FREEDOM AWARDS

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation invites you to share in our annual awards event celebrating the legacy of James W. Foley.

We seek those who value moral courage and share in our commitment to advocate for the freedom of all Americans held hostage abroad and promote the safety of journalists worldwide.

Featuring a Special Video Welcome by:

President Barack Obama

 

Keynote Speaker & 2016 American Hostage Freedom Awardee:

David G. Bradley

 

 

Honoring four extraordinary individuals:

Ali Soufan

2020 James W. Foley Freedom Awards Legacy Achievement Awardee

 

Jason Poblete

2020 James W. Foley Freedom Awards American Hostage Freedom Awardee

 

Anna Therese Day

2020 James W. Foley Freedom Awards World Press Freedom Awardee

 

David Eubank (Free Burma Rangers)

2020 James W. Foley Freedom Awards Humanitarian Awardee

 

This fundraising awards event, held in place of our 2020 James W. Foley Freedom Awards and celebrating our 2020 awardees, will be streamed live from the National Press Club, in Washington, DC.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, new safety measures are in place including capacity limitations and social distancing guidelines, thus limiting live attendance.

Tickets and table purchase to attend live in Washington, DC are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Join us live streamed by the National Press Club

Thursday, August 19th 2021

8:00 PM 

While this event is free to virtually attend, your generous donations are greatly appreciated. Contributions will be used to help us continue our advocacy for Americans held hostage abroad and keep journalists safe through preventive education.

 

General Registration: Free

 

$50 Bronze Registration: General Registration including donation of $50 for virtual entry into event. Registration includes: James W. Foley Legacy Foundation sticker & pen (mailed)

 

$100 Silver Registration: General Registration including donation of $100 for virtual entry into event. Registration includes: James W. Foley Legacy Foundation sticker, pen and official JWFLF mask (mailed)

 

$250 Gold Registration: General Registration including donation of $250 for virtual entry into event. Registration includes: James W. Foley Legacy Foundation sticker, pen, official JWFLF mask and DVD copy of "James: The James W. Foley Story" signed by Diane Foley (mailed)

$125,681.04

achieved

$100,000.00

goal

Your Support Will:

Strengthen our Washington, DC Hostage Advocacy program to:

  • Deepen research on US progress in freeing Americans wrongfully detained and held hostage abroad and engaging with families.
  • Work with US government, third party experts and American hostage and detainee families to prioritize the return of innocent Americans held abroad.
  • Track actual numbers of Americans held hostage and wrongfully detained abroad each year.
  • Sponsor travel to Washington, DC for hostage and detainee families in need of support

 

Grow our journalism safety program to:

  • Incorporate JWF journalism safety curricula in universities across the country.
  • Regularly update JWF resources to address the latest safety risks for both aspiring journalists and freelancers, including translation into additional languages for broader access
  • Provide essential Foley Training Grants to enable safety training for freelance journalists working in dangerous areas.
  • Collaborate with journalism and press freedom partners to continue to strengthen protections for freelancers around the world.

And More...

Registered Attendees & Donors