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 Coast Guard Foundation to Recognize Heroism and Mission Excellence at 2015 Tribute in Florida

November 19 Event Honors the Coast Guard’s Seventh District

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its 22nd Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard Seventh District will take place on November 19, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

During the event emceed by Gary Jobson, the Coast Guard Foundation will honor Christine Duffy for her long-time support. President of Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest and most popular cruise line, Duffy oversees 43,000 employees and 24 cruise ships that carry 4.5 million passengers annually from homeports throughout North America and Australia.

Duffy has been highly recognized for her years of experience, community leadership and as a powerful and positive role model for women. For her outstanding achievements, in 2007, she was inducted into the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders. Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine chose her as one of the “Top 10 Women Leaders in the Meeting Industry” and MeetingNews named her one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” on four separate occasions. She also received the Boy Scouts of America New York Councils’ ninth annual “Distinguished Women of the Year” award in 2001.

Host of the event, Gary Jobson, is a world-class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a Vice President of the International Sailing Federation and President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Jobson has authored 19 sailing books, and is Editor-at-Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines.

The task of safeguarding one of the busiest coastal regions in the United States falls to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard’s Seventh District,” said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “Our efforts to help these brave individuals could not be possible without the tireless support of individuals like Christine Duffy. We are honored to be able to recognize them all.”

The Seventh District encompasses the southeast United States and the Caribbean basin including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Totaling an area of 1.8 million square miles, this region includes operational borders with 34 foreign nations and territories.

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit or call (860) 535-0786.

About The Coast Guard Foundation

For 45 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, education and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides college scholarships to enlisted members, their spouses and their children, scholarships and support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities. The Coast Guard Foundation is headquartered in Stonington, Connecticut, where it maintains a staff of 14, with regional offices in the New York City area, St. Petersburg, Florida and Dallas, Texas. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit

WHO: The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families

WHAT:           Tribute to the Seventh District in Fort Lauderdale

WHEN:          Cocktail reception 6:30 p.m. with dinner and program to follow — Thursday, November 19, 2015

WHERE:        Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida






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