2013 Leadership Conference
Our 2013 Leadership Conference focused on major problems and opportunities facing America and the world that demand innovative approaches - often involving collaboration across disciplines and other traditional boundaries.
We explored a wide array of challenges -- from transporting humans to Mars ... to implementation of the Affordable Care Act ... to serving America's 20+ million veterans. Many of you were there to participate! Now we need you to join our WHFFA Communities of Interest to keep the momentum going!.
Click here for a report the 2013 Leadership Conference, to include links to our first ever webcasts of key speakers, videos of award presentations and photos of the Legacy of Leadership Dinner.
John R. Phillips Valenti Friend Award
John R. Phillips, recently Chair of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, has been an advocate and generous friend of the White House Fellows Program.
His exemplary commitment and sustained support and strong advocacy of the WHF Program make him an outstanding choice to receive the 2013 Jack Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows Award, which is bestowed on one, who not a White House Fellow,has helped to strengthen the Program and sustain the values that have defined it for 48 years.Read More
WHFFA 2013 Awards
The honorees for the 2013 Awards continue the WHFFA tradition of honoring those Fellows and Friends of the WHF Program for their remarkable achievements in furthering the vision of a lifetime commitment to public service espoused by our founder and moral compass, John W. Gardner.2013 IMPACT Award honors Esther Benjamin (1999-2000).
2013 Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows Award honors the Honorable John R. Phillips, past Chair of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
2013 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award honors Fernando Torres-Gil (1978-79).