THE 7TH 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.

This fundraising awards event will be take place at the National Press Club, in Washington, DC, May 4th, 2022

IN PERSON TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED

Join us via live-stream May 4th, 2022 - 8:00 PM

Hosted By:

Abby Phillip 

CNN Anchor and Senior Political Correspondent

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Honoring:

 

Mohamed Soltan

2022 James W. Foley Freedom Awards American Hostage Freedom Awardee

 

James Gordon Meek

2022 James W. Foley Freedom Awards World Press Freedom Awardee

 

Eliza Griswold

2022 James W. Foley Freedom Awards Humanitarian Awardee

 

Dexter Filkins 

2022 James W. Foley Freedom Awards Humanitarian Awardee

Keynote Speaker & Presenter of the inaugural

Robert A. Levinson

Excellence in Government Service Award  

Sarah (Levinson) Moriarty

 

The Robert A. Levinson Excellence in Government award was established in 2022 in remembrance of Robert’s dedicated and selfless service to our country. This award recognizes the extraordinary contribution by a member of the United States government to the return of US nationals taken captive abroad.

 

Honoring:

U.S. Senator

Chris Coons

U.S. Representative

Ted Deutch

U.S. Senator 

Patrick Leahy

 

U.S. Representative

Ted Lieu

U.S. Senator

Bob Menendez

U.S. Senator

Marco Rubio

 

U.S. Senator

Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Representative

Mike Waltz

U.S. Representative

Joe Wilson

 

Andrew Keller

Casey Kustin

Bethany Poulos

Tim Rieser 

2022 James W. Foley Freedom Awards Sponsors

$187,424.53

achieved

$150,000.00

goal

Your Support Will:

Strengthen our Washington, DC Hostage Advocacy by:

  • Providing relevant US hostage/wrongful detainee research to support their return
  • Raising awareness of increasing US nationals wrongfully detained abroad
  • Working with our US government, third party experts and American families to:
    • Maximize the implementation, funding and needed amendments to the Levinson Hostage taking & Accountability Act
    • Convene & collaborate with hostage enterprise stakeholders to strategize to bring US national’s home
    • Prioritize return of our US nationals 

Provide preventive safety education to:

  • Increase access to preventive journalist safety curricula by:
    • Continuing outreach to all US schools of communications/journalism
    • Providing safety training to freelance journalists through our partnership with Head Set, an immersive VR training program.
    • Collaborating with ACOS (A Culture of Safety) Alliance
  • Developing a travel abroad safety module for US travelers

And Much More...

Ways to Join:

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Join us via live-stream,provided by the National Press Club

May 4th, 2022 - 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 and 2022 official awards booklet (mailed post event)

$100 Silver Registration: General Registration including donation of $100 for virtual entry into event. Registration includes: James W. Foley Legacy Foundation sticker, pen, 2022 official awards booklet & DVD (mailed post event)

$250 Gold Registration: General Registration including donation of $250 for virtual entry into event. Registration includes: James W. Foley Legacy Foundation sticker, pen, 2022 official awards booklet, DVD & Official JWFLF sweatshirt (mailed post event)

IN-PERSON TICKETS & TABLES

Semi-Formal/Formal Attire Preferred

Cocktails provided in the Main Ballroom beginning at 6:00 PM. 

Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

Awards begin promptly at 8:00 PM.